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Since 1992, Vuong's Taekwondo Center has been providing instruction in Taekwondo and the martial arts in the Crofton, Gambrills and Odenton MD area.

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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS HERE!

Our camp is a great way to improve your martial arts skills or to introduce you to martial arts for the first time.

Vuong’s Martial Arts provides your child with the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover their inner strength.

Your child will participate in a martial arts class every day during their summer camp session. Their training will enhance fitness, agility, and flexibility and progress your child's abilities in other sports. Using positive reinforcement as our main teaching tool, we help children develop self-confidence, goal setting skills, self-discipline and respect for themselves and others in a fun and active learning environment. Your Child Will Have Weekly Goals to Strive Toward. Summer camp sessions will be held at Vuong’s Martial Arts Center starting June 23rd. Campers pack a lunch with a drink and wear tennis shoes. Current students attending the camp should wear uniform, tennis shoes and bring sparring equipment. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

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What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot.'

Tae = 'Foot' or 'to kick' or 'to jump'
K'won = 'Fist' or 'to strike or block with hand'
Do = 'The way of' or 'art'

Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of kicking and punching" or "The art of unarmed combat."

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Disciplines of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has four disciplines:
  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defense
  • Break Test
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.

Objectives of Taekwondo:

  1. to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and an art
  2. to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
  3. to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
  4. to learn self-defense skills
  5. to develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater emphasis on the sport aspect of the art. Taekwondo stylists tend to fight at an extended range, and keep opponents away with their feet. It is a hard/soft, external, fairly linear style and is known for being very powerful. There is a lot of competition work in many dojongs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.

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