About Us

 

Your child will learn valuable character traits such as…

Courtesy. Respect. Integrity. Self Control. Perseverance. The journey to Black Belt will challenge them to set and achieve goals while their self-esteem and self-confidence grow.

 Taekwondo has a positive effect on a student’s success in school, helping children become more efficient at homework and gaining a longer attention span for learning.

 

At World Champion Taekwondo, your child will learn:

 ·         Better focus and concentration skills

 ·         Courtesy and respect towards others

 ·         Self-control, cooperation, and teamwork

 ·         Coordination and the benefits of exercise

 ·         Setting and achieving goals

 ·         Perseverance and an “I can do it” attitude

 ·         Redirect energy

 ·         Self-defense skills

 

 

CRISP Determination

  • Courtesy is also a way of life. Whether it is saying Yes Ma’am or Yes Sir to an adult or opening a door for a lady or friend, how we display courteous polite behavior tells people a lot about us. Webster’s Dictionary says; as polite behavior; a polite remark or gesture.
  • Respect yourself and everyone. We all need to respect others as well as ourselves. We should always show respect to persons in authority and people who are older then us. Webster’s Dictionary says; Show regard for, esteem, concern; willingness to show appreciation for or consideration for, polite expression of appreciation.
  • Integrity is a steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. Is defined as “Strict adherence to a standard of value or conduct”. Webster’s Dictionary says; firm adherence to a code of standard of values; solidness.
  • Self-Control is a dominant influence or authority over oneself. Webster’s Dictionary says; control one’s feelings, desires or actions by one’s will.
  • Perseverance is to persist in an idea, purpose, or task despite obstacles. Remember that when learning a new kick or form that doesn’t come easy to you or doing that math problem that you don’t quite understand, keep trying and you will get it. Webster’s Dictionary says; a steadfast adherence to a course of action, belief or propose.
  • Determination - Indomitable Spirit is incapable of being subdued or defeated, specifically spiritually. Indomitable Spirit is the combination of all the other tenants. Showing courtesy to others and exercising self-control help build indomitable spirit. Persevering through tough times shows indomitable spirit; the spirit that is given to us by God. Webster’s Dictionary says; the quality of being resolute or firm in purpose; a fixed tendency for an objective.

 

Grand Master Sejin Park is the President of World Champion Taekwondo.

 

WCT Masters vision is to instill in their students a sound mind and strong sense of self-confidence. Students will learn discipline and respect through the art of Taekwondo. Tae Kwon Do (Taekwondo) is the most recognized form of Korean martial arts dating back many centuries. Literally translated, Tae Kwon Do means “foot-hand art.” The beauty of Taekwondo, especially the spectacular kicking techniques, is recognized the world over. It is one of the many reasons why Taekwondo has been recognized as an Olympic event. However, there is much more to Taekwondo than kicking and punching. It has been designed as a non-violent art system for the entire body and mind. It is, quite literally, a philosophy and a way of life. All WCT students will be taught Respect for their country, self, fellow man and all authority.

Taekwondo students learn far more than the basic techniques of self-defense. They learn the five beliefs of Taekwondo which are the cornerstones of the philosophy that embody the art: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and determination.

Grand Master Sejin Park – President of World Champion Tae Kwon Do, is an eighth degree Black Belt and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Kyung Hee University. He won Gold Medals at the World Championships in 1989, 1992, 1993, and 1994. He is ranked number one in Korea and, amongst other honors, was a World All Stars Champion in 1994. As the Grand Master of World Champion Tae Kwon Do, Master Park instructs students of all levels and manages and trains all Masters as they join the WCT organization. GM Park also works with the Pan American Taekwondo Union as the Executive Director – Treasure. GM Park is also the President of Connecticut Taekwondo Martial Arts Commission.

Our Mission

Through Taekwondo training, we strive to develop the full potential in our students, enabling them to embrace the challenges of life more successfully, while setting the highest standard of excellence. World Champion Taekwondo will provide unparalleled Taekwondo martial arts training throughout Connecticut and all 50 States of the United States of America with top world champion Korean Masters Instructors with a minimum of 4th Degree Black Belt. All the Master Instructors will be chosen and trained by Grand Master Park before establishing their own schools. This will be done while maintaining the main Taekwondo training focus: respect, discipline, and self-confidence. WCT students will learn more than basic techniques of self defense, they will learn the five benefits of Taekwondo which are the cornerstones of the philosophy that embody the art: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and determination. WCT Masters will develop in every student a strong sense of self confidence while maintaining the Taekwondo training focus: respect and discipline.

Our Vision

To maintain and develop only students who adhere to and maintain the five benefits of Taekwondo. To train, monitor and maintain only; the students who show respect for self, others and country and students who show determination and discipline. Imagine giving your teens the opportunity to learn skills such as goal-setting, self-control, and perseverance while learning flying sidekicks and breaking boards! That's exactly what happens when they are involved in Taekwondo!

 

Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art founded over two thousand years ago as a form of unarmed combat rooted in the guiding principles of loyalty, parental duty, trustworthiness, valor and justice.  Modern Taekwondo has fused its rich traditions with influences from China and Japan into a physical system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes while retaining its philosophical grounding.   Students of Taekwondo often find they gain far more than simply learning how to break a board or self-defense.

 

Exercise

As you would expect of a martial art, exercise is one of the most obvious benefits.  Practice and drills of form (poomsae), self-defense, kicks, and breaks build aerobic capacity, develop speed, strength, and balance, and encourage coordination and flexibility.  Taekwondo offers the opportunity to improve overall fitness in an exciting sport where students find success at their own pace.

 

Self Discipline & Goal Setting

A good Taekwondo curriculum helps students focus on mastering each new skill as the next step in achieving a larger goal.  Each smaller goal takes focus both mentally and physically while encouraging commitment and determination to get to the next level.  These are skills that not only help students find success in Taekwondo but in everyday life, school, and social situations.

 

Self Defense

In Taekwondo, patterns in form and self-defense are memorized and executed over time to the point of muscle memory where the body responds automatically to an event.  It’s this mental and physical focus that helps a student respond to an attack quickly in way that can buy those few moments which may mean the difference between escaping and being overcome.

 

Leadership

The mental and physical skills encouraged in Taekwondo help students grow in confidence and respect for themselves and others – key ingredients of leadership.  Through assisting with the younger members, helping with classes or just another fellow student, Taekwondo students gain experience in time management, collaboration, communication, and developing a ‘Black Belt’ attitude – giving it your very best….always.

 

Taekwondo offers its practitioners the opportunity for both individual success at a sport as well as developing the collaborative skills that will help  them find success in all aspects of life.

 

Guiding Principles

Our schools and teaching methods are guided by a common set of values. We believe that training in Taekwondo is an opportunity to teach important values which will not only help our students achieve higher ranks in Taekwondo, but also will stay with them and help them their entire life. God gave us one body, one mind and one spirit; it is our job to take care of and develop all three.

 

Our Slogan = To be a champion you must train with champions.

Our Spirit = C.R.I.S.P. Determination