World Tae Kwon Do Alliance Mission Statement

  • To teach the art of traditional Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do
  • To develop and promote black belt spirit through personal excellence both in and out of the dojang
  • To be leaders in our communities and always lend a helping hand.
  • To create opportunities for personal and professional growth for our students through TKD training.
  • To provide a safe place full of positive energy and support to enhance our students’ mental and physical growth.
  • To ensure the long-term growth of the WTA and its officers by providing legendary service and martial arts training.

Student Oath

  • I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • I shall respect the instructor and seniors
  • I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
  • I shall build a more peaceful world

Student Creed

  • To build ourselves physically and mentally.
  • To build friendship with one another, and to be a strong group.
  • Never to fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop might for right.

Definition of Tae Kwon Do

General Choi Hong Hi
The founder of Taekwon-Do
1918 to 2002

Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defence. It is more than just that, however. It is the scientific use of the body in the method of self-defence; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.

Translated literally “Tae” stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” denotes the fist-chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. “Do” means an art or way – the right way built and paved by the saints and sages in the past.

Thus taken collectively “Taekwon-Do” indicates the mental training and the techniques of unarmed combat for self-defence as well as health, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet to the rapid destruction of the moving opponent or opponents.

from “Taekwon-Do” (The Korean Art of Self Defense) also known as The Condensed Encyclopedia. Fifth Edition 1999, All rights reserved. Copyright 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999 General Choi, Hong Hi.