High performance classes
Many people learn martial arts for fitness, social connection, flexibility, fun and self defence.
Along the way they also learn many important life skills and develop personal qualities that will help their every day life.
Masters Steve and ZiChuan have trained Taekwondo without breaks (except for injury), they continued during HSC, University and Corporate careers and understand the importance and benefits this consistency brings.
Chungdo PDA is born out of our desire to introduce our athletes to opportunities and knowledge that will help both their sporting endeavours and career possibilities.
The program is designed for year 10-12 students and early career professionals (under 30s/pre-middle management)
The program is primarily outsourced to industry experts to give students different perspectives (also if we teach everything students may not listen...like when parents tell their kids things all the time)
At Chung Do Taekwondo we predominantly teach Kukkiwon/World Taekwondo style Taekwondo but our roots go back to the original "Tang soo do" style.
Due to time restraints and global popularity, beginners and colour belts start with Kukkiwon/World Taekwondo style Taekwondo.
Black belts then circle back to learn Chang Hon patterns and some of the more traditional elements of Taekwondo.
"Taeguk" vs "Chang Hon"
The essence of Taekwondo is taught through patterns (also called "poomsae" or "tul" - a sequence of moves akin to "Kata" in Karate or "Forms" in TaiChi or Kung Fu.
Due to its history, Taekwondo has numerous pattern systems. Two of which are "Chang Hon" and "Taeguk".
The Chang Hon patterns are an older set of patterns more commonly associated with what is now known as "ITF" Taekwondo. We still teach the Chang Hon patterns because they have a greater variety of techniques at earlier levels.
The Taeguk poomsae are newer patterns developed after the unification of Taekwondo. These are now the standard patterns for the "World Taekwondo Federation" and Kukkiwon. These patterns have less variety of techniques compared with the Chang Hon patterns but their beauty lies in their simplicity.