Not sure if Tiger Team Martial Arts of Magnolia is the right fit for you and your family? Browse our frequently asked questions below for more information about our programs, facilities, and events. Contact us anytime with questions - we're here to help!
What is Tae Kwon Do
Tae kwon do distinguishes itself from martial arts such as karate by its emphasis on kicking instead of the reliance on hand techniques of these other martial arts. Tae kwon do practitioners believe that the leg is the longest and strongest weapon a martial artist has, and kicks thus have the greatest potential to execute powerful strikes without successful retaliation.
Tae kwon do as a sport and exercise is popular with people of both sexes and of many ages. Physically, tae kwo ndo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. An example of the union of mental and physical discipline is the breaking of boards, which requires both physical mastery of the technique and the concentration to focus one’s strength. Click here to learn more.
What is Hapkido
With its flowing, circular movements and philosophy of non-resistance, hapkido bears striking resemblance to the Japanese martial art of aikido. In fact, hap means “harmony,” or “joining;” ki describes internal energy, strength, or power; and do means “way” or “art.” Thus, hapkido, which shares the same Chinese characters with aikido, translates as “the way of coordinated power.”
While some commentators claim hapkido has a Japanese lineage, others state that its origins lay with indigenous Korean martial arts.
On the “hard-soft” scale of martial arts, hapkido stands somewhere in the middle, employing “soft” techniques similar to aikido and “hard” techniques reminiscent of tae kwon do and forms of karate. Even the “hard” techniques, though, emphasize circular rather than linear movements. Click here to learn more.
What is the youngest student you will take?
Our Tiger Tots program is for ages 3 - 5 years old.
What if I’m not sure my kid will like Tae Kwon Do?
We offer a $19 introductory program for children and adults. This program will give you the opportunity to evaluate our classes and see if they are a good fit for you and your family.
What is your class schedule?
Our class schedule is updated monthly and is available online by clicking here.
Does my child have to wear a uniform?
During the introductory program, your child will be provided a Tiger Team t-shirt. Upon enrollment we will provide you with a uniform at no additional cost.