Esta nova modalidade de exercícios físicos vem ganhando cada vez mais adeptos. O Pilates respeita as capacidades e necessidades individuais durante os movimentos, que são realizados com total consciência, precisão, de forma lenta mas com alto rigor técnico. Pode ser realizado por todas as pessoas, desde um atleta de alto rendimento até idosos com mobilidade reduzida.

I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?

No, you are not too old to begin martial-arts training. Taekwondo regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older.

What is the difference between Taekwondo and Karate or other martial arts?

Like Karate practitioners, Taekwondo students perform a lot of upper body techniques like punching, blocking and striking. What distinguishes Taekwondo from other martial-arts is it's superior kicking techniques. In Taekwondo, students can learn to perform multiple kicks while spinning, jumping and flying in the air.

I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Taekwondo?

You should train at least three times a week if you want to get all the benefits of Taekwondo. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer private lessons which can further help hone your skills.

How long does it take to get a black belt?

Becoming a Black-belt should always be one of an important goal for every Taekwondo practitioner. It takes between 3-5 years to achieve a Black-Belt in Taekwondo.

What sort of things should I consider when choosing a Taekwondo school?

SAFETY: Are the instructors attentive? Do they give clear directions? Are there a lot of injuries? Injuries can happen as they do in any sport, but excessive injuries can be a sign of a problem with the school or teacher. STRUCTURE: Is the class organized? Are the students learning a specific skill or technique? Is there order in the class? Who is in control, the teacher or the students? TEACHER’S DEMEANOR: Is the teacher like a drill instructor, doling out punishments, or a milquetoast that never raises their voice? Somewhere in between is best. FUN: The students should be learning, following directions, and accomplishing tasks, but also having some fun. It shouldn’t be drudgery. There should be a good mixture of work, learning, and having fun. If your child learned something new and is sweaty with a smile on their face, that is probably a pretty good class. Observe the class.

What is the meaning of Tae-Kwon-Do?

Tae-Kwon-Do is composed of three parts as shown in English spelling, although it is one word in Korean language: 태권도 "Tae" means "Foot" or "to strike with feet". "Kwon" means "Hand", or "to strike with hands". "Do" means the "Way", "Discipline", or "Art". Hence TaeKwonDo (foot-hand-way) literally means "The Art of Kicking and Punching".

Taekwondo Terminology: Essential Words To Know

Gym for practice – DoJang

Uniform – Dobok

Thank you – Kam Sa Ham Neda

Attention .- Chah-ryut

Bow – Kyung Nae

Ready – Joon-bee

Begin – Si-jak

Yell – Ki-Yahp

Sparring – Gyoroggi

Self-defense – Hosinsool

Forms, formal exercises – Poomse

Front Kick – Ap Chagi

Roundhouse or Turning Kick – Dollyo Chagi

Side Kick – Yeop Chagi

Back Kick – Dwi Chagi

Low Block – Ahre Maggi

Middle Block – Momtong Maggi

Outside Block – Backat Maggi

Walking Stance – Ahp Sogi

Front Stance – Ahp Gubi Sogi

Back Stance – Dwi Gibi Sogi

Korean Numbers 1 -10

1. Hana
2. Dul
3. Set
4. Net
5. Dasot
6. Yasot
7. Elgub
8. Yodol
9. Ahob
10. Yol

The other numbering system (which is of Chinese origin) is used in most other cases:

1: Il

2: Ee

3: Sahm

4: Sah

5: Oh

6: Ryook

7: Chil

8: Pal

9: Koo

10: Ship

What is the class structure like at True Spirit?

Training at TST, we aim to connect with our well-being 'Chi', 'Spirit' or souce of 'Energy', channel through the peaks and then learn to keep it in control.

Our class structure is very dynamic:

We practice short meditation at the beginning of each session, then, full-body stretch head-to-toe flow, moving towards cardio fitness drills like squats, lunges, burpees, jumping jacks, push-ups, knee-ups to name a few here.

The next part of the session consists of kicking and punching drills either on pads, shields, Bob heavy bags or on chest guards when sparring.

Our facility is equipped with all the safety-approved exercise equipments like training bike, treadmill, reebok stepper, splits stretcher, professional mats and Taekwondo gears.

Music boost is always on cue.

In the last part of the session, we practice the artistic side of this martial-art by executing patterns also called ‘Poomsae’ or self-defence techniques known as ‘Hosinsul’.

There is never a charge to attend 1st class, it’s always complimentary without a contract but a safety waiver.

Parents and siblings are always encouraged to experience the ‘True Spirit’ fitness regiment themselves as we also offer ‘Family Classes’ at 10% savings.

It is fun to break a sweat together!

* We have a capacity of 10 students per class to provide you needed attention, develop social skills, team-work and a little bit of competitiveness.