Basic Form 1 Taeguk 1 (South, Father) The first Taegeuk is the beginning of all Poomses. The associated trigram represents Yang (heaven, light), therefore, this Poomse should be performed with the greatness of Heaven. Taeguk 2 (South East, Youngest daughter) In the depths of the lake are treasures and mysteries. The movements of this Taegeuk/Palgwe should be performed knowing that man has limitations, but that we can overcome these limitations.
NOTICE Please note that Rocket TKD classes are currently paused due to the pandemic. We will restart classes as soon as it is feasible. Rocket Tae Kwon Do was founded by Master Jeffrey Davis. It was started with families in mind. It’s an affordable way for families to train together without the hassles of contracts. Our goal is to develop every student one step at a time. We focus on respect, discipline, confidence, and teamwork.
The Meaning of Taekwondo Taekwondo (태권도; 跆拳道; Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛkwʌndo]) is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae (태, 跆) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, 拳) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, 道) means “way”, “method”, or “path”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”  The name taekwondo is also written as taekwon-do, tae kwon-do, or tae kwon do by various organizations, based on historical, philosophical, or political reasons.
Master Jeffrey Davis, a 5th degree black belt and a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army, has been studying Tae Kwon Do for more than 30 years. He began his studies while stationed in Korea, where he earned his 1st degree black belt. He continued his studies upon his return to the United States. In 1994 and 1995, he was the U.S. Tae Kwon Do champion. In 1995 he was the North Carolina state Tae Kwon Do champion.