The united Martial Arts Academy – is a professional martial arts organisation recognised by the International Martial Arts Association. Our aim is to provide our students the best in martial arts training.
Our teaching syllabus covers all aspects of training from physical fitness to self-defence. In additional to physical fitness the martial arts promote discipline, honour, self-control, respect, courtesy, perseverance and loyalty.
The principes of Taekwondo techniques are based on the design of the human body. For power the body develops the larger, powerful muscles of the torso. The speed of the techniques comes from the fast, agile muscles of the arms and legs.
"As students progress in Taekwondo, they learn to coordinate this speed and poer, and develop a concentrate to focus all their body's strenght into a small, hard striking surface like the edge of the hand or the heel of a foot."
This does not come naturally for many people, but self-confidence can be developed over a period of time. Through Taekwondo, as students accomplish new goals, their confidence level increases.
"Taekwondo instils a sense of discipline and self confidence that can carry over to all aspects of life."
When the speed and power developed through taekwondo is used in a self-defence situation against the vulnerable parts of an attacker's body, the result can be incredible. Taekwondo allows a student to emphasize their natural physical strenghts, such as power in the legs, while learning a method of self-defence efficient against a much larger opponent.
"Knowing they can defend themselves, the student's confidence will grow. And confidence alone is usually enough to deter potential attackers."
Tae is to kick, jump or strike with the foot, kwon denotes fist or strike with the hand, Do is the way or the art. Together they become Taekwondo the art of kicking and punching, using barefoot and hands as weapons.
Taekwondo is a combination of combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, entertainment and philosophy.
"Taekwondo as a sports and exercise is popular with people of both sexes and of many ages. Physically Taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility and stamina."