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About Elite Martial Arts

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  • 1965 – The Korea Taekwondo Association was formed.

  • 1973 – World Taekwondo Federation created.

  • 1975 – General Association of International Sports Federations recognizes the WTF.

  • 1976 – Taekwondo accepted as a Consul International du Sport Militaire sport (world level military sports organization).

  • 1980 – International Olympic Committee recognizes the WTF.

  • 1981 – Taekwondo accepted as a World Games sport.

  • 1983 – Taekwondo accepted as a Pan American Games and All Africa Games sport.

  • 1985 – Taekwondo adopted as a demonstration sport for the 1988 Olympic Games.

  • 1986 – Taekwondo accepted as a Federation International du Sport Universitaire sport (world university level sport organization).

  • 1992 – Taekwondo is an Olympic demonstration sport in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1994 – Taekwondo selected as a full Olympic sport for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

  • 1996 – Taekwondo is an Olympic demonstration sport in Atlanta.

  • 2000 – full Olympic sport for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

  • 2004 – Atenas 2004.

  • 2008 – Pekín 2008.

  • 2012 – London 2012.

  • Today – Tae Kwon Do is by far the most widely practiced martial art in the world.

Elite Martial Arts is a family run business that prides itself on the growth of our students above all else. Elite has been open for over five years and run by a master with over fifteen years of teaching experience.

During that time, we have touched the lives of many students, created black belts and national champions, and have had the privilege of watching our students grow into excellent young men and women. Additionally, we’ve accumulated a vast array of strategies and tactics to ensure that our goal of creating martial artists with character is always met.


The history of Elite Martial Arts begins in 1945 when Master Hwang Kee founded Moo Duk Kwan (his martial arts school). His Kwan was amongst the original five Kwans to unify and create Taekwondo. After many years of dedicated training, Hwang Kee’s most determined disciple, Byung Ho Choi, left Korea to become the tactical combat instructor for the military armed forces of El Salvador. In 1978, however, Choi became a pioneer for Taekwondo in the United States as he opened his own school. At his school’s inception a young pupil by the name of Guillermo Mosquera began his training.

Mosquera would go on to become one of Choi’s most accomplished students, winning international tournaments, becoming a United States Team member several times, and even earning his place as one of the best Taekwondo competitors in the world by medaling at the world championships. Aside from being a fierce competitor, Mosquera acquired a strong passion for passing on his knowledge to the younger generation. At only 20, Mosquera opened a school of his own, where he crafted many talented martial artists. Five years after opening his doors, Francisco Nascimento began studying under Moquera’s tutelage in 1999. Eighteen years later, after achieving his own competitive success on the national and international stage, Nascimento followed in his master’s footsteps and, at the age of 22, opened Elite Martial Arts. Only time will tell which of the many students at Elite Martial Arts will be the one to continue the lineage.

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  • 1: hanah

  • 2: dool

  • 3: set

  • 4: net

  • 5: dasot

  • 6: yasot

  • 7: ilgop

  • 8: yadol

  • 9: ahop

  • 10: yool



  • ye ui: courtesy

  • yom chi: integrity

  • in nae: perseverance

  • kuk gi: self-control (also “jah jeh”)

  • baekjool: indomitable spirit (also “boolgool eui jung shin”)

  • dhee: belt

  • dobok: uniform

  • ha’i: training pants

  • hogoo: chest protector (also “bohogoo”)

  • sahn boho jang kap: protective gloves

  • pahlmahk bohodae: forearm guard

  • jung kang yi bohodae: shin guard

  • nang shim bohodae: groin cup

  • muh ree bohodae: protective head gear

Stances and Techniques

Commands and Basic Terminology

  • ahp sohgi: front stance

  • ahp koo bi sohgi: front bent knee stance (also just “ahp koo bi”)

  • dwi sohgi: back stance

  • dwi koo bi sohgi: back bent knee stance (also just “dwi koo bi”)

  • beom sohgi: cat (or tiger) stance (also “goyang-i sohgi”)

  • Sohgi: stance

  • ahp chagi: front kick

  • yup chagi: side kick

  • dolrya chagi: round (roundhouse) kick

  • dwi chagi: back kick

  • bahro chirugi: straight (return) punch

  • bahndae chirugi: reverse punch

  • gullgi chirugi: hook punch

  • yung seuk chirugi: combination (consecutive) punch

  • doo bun chirugi: double punch

  • sae bun chirugi: triple punch

  • mukyum: meditation

  • dojang: place where one trains (house of discipline)

  • kihap: yell

  • sah bum nim: instructor (or “master”)

  • kyo sah nim: teacher (also “seon saeng nim”)

  • cha ryuht: attention

  • choon bi: ready

  • bah ro: return to starting position

  • dwi uro dorah: about face

  • seijak: begin

  • shiuh: relax

  • kalyeo: break (or stop)

  • kae sok: continue

  • kyung nae: Bow

  • kyorugi: (free) sparring

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