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               Tae Kwon Do





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3651 Randolph Street 3984 Broadway
Hobart, Indiana 46342 Gary, Indiana 46408
(Just North of Jansens Fruit Market on Rt. 51) (219)887-8614

Owner John Nemtuda - 4th Degree Black Belt


Instructor Chris Rivera - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Biographical Information

Taekwondo is a Korean phrase made from three parts. Tae means ‘foot' [as in to destroy with], Kwon means ‘fist' and Do means ‘way' [in the sense of the path you should follow]. So taekwondo means ‘way of the foot and fist.'

Taekwondo refers to a Korean fighting system which uses the hands and feet to deliver high energy impact techniques to the opponent. These techniques take the form of punches, strikes, kicks and blocks.

Unlike many other martial arts, Tae-Kwon Do fights full-contact. Competitors are required to wear head gear, a mouth guard, a chest protector called a "hogu," arm and instep pads. Target area for punching is restricted to the front part of the hogu (basically, the torso area). Target area for kicking is the front and sides of the head and the hogu. In order to score a point, the strike must be on the target area and must be delivered with "trembling shock." Points do not stop the action unless there is a knockout, someone is pushed out of the ring, etc. This is completely unlike point sparring, where light or no contact is allowed and where a point stops the action until the referee resumes the fight.

The United States Taekwondo Union, or USTU is the American Group A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and is the National Governing Body for taekwondo. It is the USTU's responsibility to select the U.S. Olympic Team and prepare them for international championships.

Olympic Tae Kwon Do Classes are open to both Children and Adults.  Most children start as early as 6 years of age.


  • Builds self-confidence & self-esteem
  • Self-Discipline, Self-Control, and Motivation
  • Increases concetration
  • Promotes a mature attitude, respectfulmess and courtesy
  • Promotes Leadership in school and on the job
  • Promotes academic success (No student may have a grade lower than "B" in order to test for Black Belt)
  • Especially helpful in cases of hyeractivity, learning disability, attention deficit and behavior problems.
  • Karate/Tae Kwon Do is recommended by many physicians and psychologists.
  • Increases flexibility with balanced stretching of muscles and tendons.
  • Increases lean muscle mass.
  • Weight and figure control.
  • Builds endurance.
  • Builds coordination and agility.
  • High levels of achievement are worked up to gradually on an individual basis

Class Schedule

Hobart DoJang (School)

Mondays                              Wednesdays                                    Saturdays

5:45 - 6:45                                 5:45 - 6:45                                    11:00 - 12:00


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