FAQ about our Martial Arts Classes
Below you will find answers to our most often asked questions about the martial arts and Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do. However, if you have additional questions, please call us at any time and we will be happy to help you.
What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?
The martial arts were developed thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate originated in Japan and Kung Fu came from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility, and endurance.
“For my son, Luke, I can see his focus toward school has been improving since he started taking Tae Kwon Do class. He is healthier and more flexible than before.” -Pandhira Ramey (son Luke) from our Tega Cay school
“I have benefitted from Tae Kwon Do both physically and mentally. I have gained a greater self-confidence and focus. I have also become stronger and faster. My family is happy with the vast results of my training. If you’re looking for an excellent workout and wonderful time, Tiger Kim’s is certainly the place.” -Carl Murdock from our Winston-Salem school
At what age can children start?
Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, your child can participate in our trial lesson program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you and your child.
“Tae Kwon Do at Tiger Kim’s has been one of the very few activities that our children can both enjoy. Our boys have different interest, personalities, and strengths. TKD has brought out the best in both of them. They get to enjoy classes together and share the experience while nurturing their individual needs.” -Parents of Cameron and Collin Podger from our High Point school
Do martial arts increase aggressiveness?
Your child will be taught from the start to never misuse the martial arts skills they learn. The instructors at Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do will continually educate your child that martial arts are a form of exercise and self improvement, not a tool for bullying. Tae Kwon Do students are taught to be humble, courteous, and respectful along with being careful about when and where they practice their self-defense skills.
“My son has benefitted from a greater sense of self-confidence. He has also learned about good sportsmanship, hard work, and respect.” -Ginger Walker (son David) from our Tega Cay school
How safe is it to learn martial arts?
Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.
“Tae Kwon Do provides a very clean, safe, and supportive environment in which to learn. Our son has gained physical strength, greater endurance, more flexibility, and has engaged in a positive way with the instructors as he pursues his classes in Tae Kwon Do.” -Lisa Bowman (son Daniel) from our Tega Cay school
What if I never did martial arts before or if I'm out of shape?
Beginners are always welcome at Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do. Our beginner's martial arts program makes it easy to get started. New students receive one-on-one instruction designed to provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. Plus, our belt system allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.
“They are great! They are enthusiastic and always positive when teaching students. They allow us to develop at our own pace and provide the right encouragement.” -Banks Ramage (daughter Grace) from our Tega Cay school
“Put the thoughts such as ‘I can’t do it” or ‘I don’t have the time’ out of your mind. Tae Kwon Do is an excellent way to bring families together and to strengthen minds and bodies.” -David Kiggor from our Winston-Salem school
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