About Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that utilizes lots of kicking techniques. Tae Kwon Do kicking techniques were originally developed for use in mounted combat. Flying and jumping kicks were designed to unseat riders. In American Chung Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do, you will learn stances, striking, blocking, kicking, self-defense, partner drills, sparring, and forms.
Chung Moo Kwan is a very old style of Tae Kwon Do. The Kwan (style) was not involved in any of the world and international Tae Kwon Do organizations that have developed in the 20th century (WTF, ITF, Olympic). Its forms and techniques have remained firmly rooted in the ancient styles (although the specifics of our curriculum have evolved as various masters have taken charge of the style).
Sabumnim Eastbury is considered a master in this style at 4th degree black belt. She and the other instructors travel to our sister schools in the Bellevue area about once a month for training and seminars. Our sister schools also organize several tournaments each year.