Taekwondo will be featured at the London 2012 Olympics, which opened July 27.
It is a martial art that is gaining popularity among those seeking to get fit in Savannah.
The spinning, jumping and lying kicks of Taekwondo are known to capture a crowd, but the mixed martial art also helps develop and maintain a sound body and mind, while increasing your abilities at self defense.
"If you have been bullied or have low self esteem or self confidence this is great to build self confidence and get cardio," said second degree Black Belt Keith Josey. "It makes you believe in yourself.
The discipline of Taekwondo leads to increased energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem; qualities vital to a happier, longer life."
"If you are looking to lose weight or getting your cardio up, or if you think your out of shape, come to Savannah Taekwondo Academy. It really changes the way you feel about yourself," said Josey.
Taekwondo is both an ancient Korean martial art and a modern international olympic sport. It was designed more than 2,000 years ago with the ultimate goal being mental and physical health.
"Sometimes we are off balance," said Master Doug Matsuoka, a fourth degree Kukkiwon Black Belt. "This helps with mental and physical balance. It is good to have balance."
By incorporating meditation into their training regime they now know how to balance their mind and body to be able to take the worst life can throw at them and come away a winner.
Click here to hear more from Taekwondo instructor and Second Degree Black Belt, Keith Josey.
For more information on the Savannah Taekwondo Academy, visit http://www.savannahtaekwondo.com/
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