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Tae Kwon Do / Karate


Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of “the way of the hand and fist,” and Karate, the Japanese art of “the way of the empty hand" or "China hand,” are taught together in a powerful fusion of strong kicking, striking, punching and blocking techniques. 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. 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 stronge influence on Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do has historical influense apon Karate. However, they evolved somewhat differently due to the influence of other Martial Arts and philosophies in these two differing countries of Japan and Korea.
Sensei Fortney, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do Karate, has a deep understanding of Tae Kwon Do and teaches his students the nuances 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.

Tae Kwon Do training places more emphasis on kicking (lower body techniques), while Karate places emphasis on hand strikes (upper body techniques). The Chong Shin Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do Karate, as taught at Martial Arts of the Palm Beaches, puts equal importance in both arts thereby providing the student with a balanced level of instruction on upper and lower body while exploring forms, sparring, self-defense and self-improvement.
Most of all, the Tae Kwon Do / Karate class taught at Martial Arts of the Palm Beaches emphasizes self defense and self-improvement through a great workout that appeals to the intellect of your mind, drive of once body, and the hunger of your spirit.
Contact Sensei Fortney at 561-312-1967 for a complimentary consultation, or email us directly at sensei@martialartsofthepalmbeaches.com