Master Kim's Message

Master Kim's Message
Master Cheoleun Kim is the Head Master of World Champion Taekwondo in New Fairfield. The WCT Masters' vision is to instill in their students a sound mind and strong sense of self-confidence. Students will learn discipline and respect through the art of Taekwondo. Tae Kwon Do (Taekwondo) is the most recognized form of Korean martial arts dating back many centuries. Literally translated, Tae Kwon Do means “foot-hand art.” The beauty of Taekwondo, especially the spectacular kicking techniques, is recognized the world over. It is one of the many reasons why Taekwondo has been recognized as an Olympic event. However, there is much more to Taekwondo than kicking and punching. It has been designed as a non-violent art system for the entire body and mind. It is, quite literally, a philosophy and a way of life. All WCT students will be taught Respect for their country, self, fellow man and all authority. Taekwondo students learn far more than the basic techniques of self-defense. They learn the five beliefs of Taekwondo which are the cornerstones of the philosophy that embody the art: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and determination.

Our Mission

Through Taekwondo training, we strive to develop the full potential in our students, enabling them to embrace the challenges of life more successfully, while setting the highest standard of excellence. World Champion Taekwondo will provide unparalleled Taekwondo martial arts training throughout Connecticut and all 50 States of the United States of America with top world champion Korean Masters Instructors with a minimum of 4th Degree Black Belt. All the Master Instructors will be chosen and trained by Grand Master Park before establishing their own schools. This will be done while maintaining the main Taekwondo training focus: respect, discipline, confidence and self-confidence. WCT students will learn more than basic techniques of self defense, they will learn the five benefits of Taekwondo which are the cornerstones of the philosophy that embody the art: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and determination. WCT Masters will develop in every student a strong sense of self confidence while maintaining the Taekwondo training focus: respect and discipline.

Our Vision

To maintain and develop only students who adhere to and maintain the five benefits of Taekwondo. To train, monitor and maintain only; the students who show respect for self, others and country and students who show determination and discipline.

Guiding Principles

Our schools and teaching methods are guided by a common set of values which are very similar to the Boy-Girl Scouts of America. We believe that training in Taekwondo is an opportunity to teach important values which will not only help our students achieve higher ranks in Taekwondo, but also will stay with them and help them their entire life. God gave us one body, one mind and one sprit; it is our job to take care of and develop all three.

Courtesy is also a way of life. Whether it is saying Yes Ma’am or Yes Sir to an adult or opening a door for a lady or friend, how we display courteous polite behavior tells people a lot about us.

Webster’s Dictionary says: as polite behavior; a polite remark or gesture.

Respect yourself and everyone.We all need to respect others as well as ourself. We should always show respect to persons in authority and people who are older then us.

Webster’s Dictionary says: Show regard for, esteem, concern; willingness to show appreciation for or consideration for, polite expression of appreciation.

Integrity is a steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. Is defined as “Strict adherence to a standard of value or conduct”.

Webster’s Dictionary says: firm adherence to a code of standard of values; solidness.

Self-Control is a dominant influence or authority over oneself.

Webster’s Dictionary says: control one’s feelings, desires or actions by one’s will.

Perseverance is to persist in an idea, purpose, or task despite obstacles. Remember that when learning a new kick or form that doesn’t come easy to you or doing that math problem that you don’t quite understand, keep trying and you will get it.

Webster’s Dictionary says: a steadfast adherence to a course of action, belief, or purpose.

Determination – Indomitable Spirit is incapable of being subdued or defeated, specifically spiritually. Indomitable Spirit is the combination of all the other tenants. Showing courtesy to others and exercising self-control help build indomitable spirit. Persevering through tough times shows indomitable spirit; the sprit that is given to us by God.

Webster’s Dictionary says: the quality of being resolute or firm in purpose; a fixed tendency for an objective.

Our Facility

World Champion Taekwondo – New Fairfield has some of the top matting for a martial arts dojang. Our floors are clean and safe for children to practice difficult skills while being barefoot.