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Tae Kwon Do / Karate

Tae Kwon Do & Karate are taught together in a powerful fusion of devastating kicks and punches along with strong striking and blocking techniques used for self defense, physical fitness, and self development. There is an emphasis in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do on concentrating the body’s maximum effort into one instant or point of impact using the foot, hand, forearm, elbow and knee.  Making a major influence on other Martial Arts throughout the world, both Tae Kwon Do and Karate have essentially the same origin in China with controversy of conception date and which came first, but Karate has had a strong influence on Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do has historical influence upon Karate.

Karate ("Kara" an old way of saying China and "Te" hand) the Japanese art of “the way of the empty hand," and Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of “the way of the hand and fist,” evolved somewhat differently due to the influence of other Martial Arts, the philosophies in these two differing countries, and even the physical differences in the land of Okinawa, Japan, and Korea.

Sensei Fortney, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do Karate, with a deep understanding of Tae Kwon Do and Karate teaches, he teaches students the nuances and power of this martial arts. Also, Sensei Fortney has extensively studied Karate in it's many styles; how and why Karate is different, and how and why it's styles have strengths and weaknesses.

Contact Sensei Fortney at 561-312-1967 for a complimentary consultation, or email us directly at sensei@martialartsofthepalmbeaches.com