Courtesy | Integrity | Perseverance | Self-Control | Indomitable Spirit
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage. In most martial arts they styles and philosphies are deep rooted in Asian and Eastern cultures. The martial arts taught at our Orange County martial arts schools focus on the Korean arts of TaeKwonDo and HapKiDo.
Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term is derived from Latin, and means “arts of Mars“, the Roman god of war. Some authors have argued that fighting arts or fighting systems would be more appropriate on the basis that many martial arts were never “martial” in the sense of being used or created by professional warriors.
There are 2 types of martial arts: grappling arts and the striking arts. Our Orange County martial arts schools have programs for both. Grappling arts are those such as Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido and Hapkido. They consist of throws, takedowns, joint locks and chokes with minimal emphasis on punching, kicking, boxing or kickboxing.
Striking arts make up the majority of martial arts schools in Orange County, CA as well as the rest of California and the country. TaeKwonDo is by far the most common and it is a Korean martial art that we teach at our Orange County, CA martial arts school. It consists of a plethora of punches, kicks and blocks. It also focuses on several tenets such as Courtesy, Integrity, Self Control, Perseverance & Indomitable Spirit.
Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, being one of the most comprehensive Orange County California martial arts schools, offers programs for people of all ages and skill levels. With that, students come from all over Orange County, CA to study under Master D. This includes Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana & Tustin, CA.