The Altoona Academy of Tae Kwon-Do was founded in
1988 as a traditional Korean martial arts school.
TAE KWON-DO is the Korean art of self-defense. It was
developed in 1946 by General Choi Hong Hi in what is
now the Republic of South Korea. Tae Kwon-Do is the
most popular form of Karate in the world and is currently
being taught to 50 million students in over 70 countries.
As lifelong students of martial arts, the instructors at the
Altoona Academy of Tae Kwon-Do seek to provide the
finest instruction in physical conditioning and self-defense
in order to provide balance between mind and body, and
to promote health and harmony their students.
It is the policy of the Altoona Academy of Tae Kwon-Do, inc., its
owners, instructors, and agents to endorse Martial Arts for Defensive
purposes only. Students are directed to use physical resistance if they
feel threatened and only as a last resort. Unprovoked, careless, or
deliberate acts of violence WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. This type
of behavior will be dealt with in a swift fashion, up to and including
dismissal from the program.
The core of our philosophy is embodied in the 5 TENETS of TAE
KWON-DO - not just as a guide to training, but as a way of life.