Laguna Niguel Taekwondo Schools

Are you interested in getting in shape, becoming more disciplined in all areas of your life as well as learning to defend yourself? Would you like to accomplish all of this as well as becoming more involved in your community? If so, Taekwon-do may be for you. Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, located at the intersection of Moulton & Pacific Park (where Pacific Park becomes Oso) offers free trial lessons in a fun, friendly low pressure atmosphere. Aliso Hills Taekwon-do is one of the best Laguna Niguel Taekwondo schools. Please contact us today for a free trial for you, your children and the entire family.

Master D., the owner of Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, has students come from all over Orange County, CA come to his school to study Taekwon-do, kickboxing and HapkiDo. This includes Aliso Viejo, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana & Tustin, CA. 

What Is Taekwon-do?

Taekwon-do, which translates to ‘the way of the hand and the foot’ is a Korean martial art and the most common form of martial arts studied in the United States. Taekwon-do is an unarmed method of self-defense developed in Korea. Taekwon-do is not only a way of kicking and punching, but a way of thinking and living. The goal of Taekwon-do is complete control over one’s own mind and body through continuous training.  Aliso Hills Taekwon-do offers students the chance to challenge themselves and push their limits while enjoying the support and camaraderie of training with others.

Master D., not only wants his students to do well with the physical side of Taekwon-do but he also places great emphasis on students of all ages evolving emotionally, intellectually & spiritually as well ultimately becoming contributing successful leaders in our communities.. One of the means of accomplishing this is to have students learn, and use out in the real word, 5 basic tenets of Taekwon-do. These are: 




Self control

Indomitable spirit

Many students at Aliso Hills Taekwon-do of all ages practice these principles in their daily lives and are well rounded, caring and compassionate members of their communities.

Who Can Join Aliso Hills Taekwon-do?

Aliso Hills Taekwon-do has classes and programs for people of all ages. Children as young as 3 years old can join the ‘Little Dragons’ program. Children 7 and older can take junior classes as well as the family classes that include students of all ages, belt ranks and experience levels. No matter how young or old you are you can benefit from the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of a Taekwon-do practice.

Other Programs Offered By AHTKD

Aliso Hills HapKiDo: Hapkido, pronounced Hop-Key-Doh, is a highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, and throwing techniques similar to those of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. It also teaches the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick(s), and middle-length staff, and bō staff, which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.

Hapkido uses both long-range and close-range fighting techniques. It also employs various jumping kicks and hand strikes at longer ranges, and pressure point strikes, joint locks, and throws at closer fighting distances. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, redirection of force, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage over their opponents through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, avoiding the use of brute strength against brute strength.

Aliso Hills Taekwon-do Kickboxing: The kick boxing program Aliso Hills Taekwon-do is unlike any other kickboxing programaround. The class is taught by Taekwon-do 4th° black belt Master instructor Jessica Sabetian. There are no routines to learn and everything is done at your own pace. We work with bags, mitts and weights in every class. You will learn how to kick and punch with proper technique
and individual attention in a fun and supportive atmosphere! All fitness levels welcome!

The History of Taekwon-do

Taekwon-do is a Korean art of self-defense.  Contrary to the teachings of many of my fellow master instructors, practitioners and predecessors, Taekwondo did not originate thousands of years ago in ancient Korea.  Rather, Taekwon-do is a collection of similar unarmed martial arts techniques and foundations created by a number of Korean Grandmasters, including General Choi Hong Hi, when they returned to Korea from Japan following World War II.  While in Japan, these Grandmasters learned Karate-Do (meaning way of China Hand or way of Empty Hand) and the techniques they learned formed the basis for a new martial art.  On April 11, 1955, General Choi, then a general in the South Korean army, began to unify and systemize these related martial arts disciplines by giving Taekwon-do its name and its beginnings.  In 1961, General Choi became the first President of the Korea Tae Kwon Do Association, and until his death in 2002, he worked tirelessly and selflessly in the promotion of Taekwon-do and in the scientific advancement of Taekwon-do techniques.

 Taekwon-do is not a martial art that was developed by one single person, nor can it be traced back to any one individual. Instead, Taekwon-do is a discipline that has scientifically developed into a system of various theories, terminology, techniques, methods, rules and spiritual foundations. As a result, the discipline, or the Way, can be constantly improved upon by its senior practitioners and instructors. This flexibility allows my fellow teachers and I to teach the fundamentals of Taekwon-do to new generations, and the next generation of teachers can in turn teach the Way of Taekwon-do to following generations, in each case adapting Taekwon-do to the changing times and students, while remaining true to the founding tenets. I consider Taekwon-do to be a living art of self-defense that will continue to evolve for years to come. 

It is an unfortunate reality that martial arts are often attributed to a single person or claimed by a particular nation. This usually results from the selfishness of individuals or the nationalism of governments, with something to gain by claiming that they practice the original or pure form of a particular martial art. In particular, dictatorships are prone to these types of claims. However, teachers of Taekwon-do and other martial arts need to do their part to correct these misnomers by teaching their students the history of their particular style of martial arts. It is important that students be taught the truth about the fundamentals of the martial arts that they study, in order to get the most out of their training. It helps no one if instructors try to make martial arts the product of one nation or try to imbue martial arts with mythological backgrounds and lineages of thousands of years

Contact Aliso Hills Taekwon-do For A Free Trial Lesson

Aliso Hills Taekwon-do is a place of learning, and the method of instruction emphasizes the traditional values of discipline, practice, hard work and focus. Master D strives to teach each class himself for continuity and accuracy. His goal is to help each student reach their full potential and therefore, he expects his students to learn and practice with diligence and sincerity. Please dial (949) 389-0200. You can also email the school here. Contact one the the best Laguna Niguel Taekwondo schools today. 

Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, being one of the most comprehensive Laguna Niguel taekwondo 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.