TO THE ART OF FIGHTING!
Koryo Do is a school of martial arts, based in St. Augustine, FL. Martial Arts is, of course, the art of fighting and as a student at Koryo Do – you WILL learn how to fight. We do controlled sparring, practice self-defense skills, immobilization techniques, grappling, and defenses against multiple opponents… with knives, bats and various other weapons. But while learning and practicing the martial arts, a funny thing happens. In China, they would call it Yin / Yang, or the law of opposites. In learning to fight… a student also learns how NOT to fight. Koryo Do encourages this inner growth and focuses on strengthening both the body and the mind.
OUR SCHOOL ROOTS!
Koryo Do’s school roots, and its primary instruction, is based within the Korean Martial Art widely known as Tae Kwon Do. Modern Tae Kwon Do is known as a ‘hard’ style, and its famous for its devastating kicks. At Koryo Do, we have developed a somewhat softer style that harkens back to the older Korean martial art styles of Subak and Taekkyon, which were influenced by the Chinese martial art of Kung Fu. While kicks are still heavily emphasized, we also train in deflection, grappling, immobilization techniques and weapons. Children practice kidnap escape drills and learn anti-bullying techniques.