After just a few Taekwon-do workouts students will learn simple yet effective self-defense techniques. As students progress, they acquire a vast array of skills that can be employed to ward off attackers.
Traditional Taekwon-do is a martial art, with the emphasis on art. Yet every move we practice has a self-defense application.
Perhaps the most important thing Taekwon-do teaches about self-defense is simply to avoid conflict whenever possible. With the self-confidence gained from Taekwon-do, one's poise and judgment are enhanced so a student is more likely to remain calm and decisive when faced with confrontation. The student will be much more capable of making the split second decisions that could mean walking away from a confrontation or being forced into a position that requires he or she to protect themselves or a loved one.