Welcome to the official website for Taekwon-Do Maximus, located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The core of our program includes the original, authentic Taekwon-Do as developed by General Choi Hong Hi. Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do and Grappling among others are added into the self-defense portion of training to prepare the student for any challenges or self-defense situations he or she may encounter. Regular stretching, strengthening and conditioning are part of the training. The perfect balance of scientific striking, kicking, joint locks, and escapes, as well as a noticeable improvement in physical fitness result in an overall feeling of well-being, confidence and self-defense capabilities.
Other benefits include:
Stamina; Increased Strength & Energy; Overall Flexibility; Improved Coordination; Stress Relief; Improved Mental Focus; Youthful figure & appearance; Important Leadership Skills; and Safety Awareness.
History of Taekwon-Do
The unification of the major martial art schools, "kwans", in Korea was accomplished by the acceptance of the name "Taekwon-Do". The name "Taekwon-Do" was submitted by General Choi Hong Hi on April 11, 1955. Tae – Foot, Kwon – Fist, Do – Art.
The General had spent the previous nine years developing this new dynamic form of self-defense.
In March 1966 the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was formed with the approval of nine countries and General Choi as president.
Belt System in Taekwon-Do
Taekwon-Do students realize progress through the achievement of belts. Each new colour of belt achieved represents a step along the way to the goal of obtaining a 'Black Belt'. Requirements for each belt are clearly laid out in the checklists provided to the students.
- The official Web site of the governing body of schools dedicated to the preservation of authentic Taekwon-Do founded by General Choi Hong Hi. The Web site offers the latest news and events on the national and international scene.
- The Web site of the Australasia ITFA which contains information about authentic Taekwon-Do and First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha.