➤ Have lots of fun
➤ Practice focusing your mind
➤ Develop discipline and listening skills
➤ Highly skilled and nurturing instructors
➤ Develop Strong Mind and body
➤ Build confidence through strength and stamina
➤ Practice self-control, patience and discipline
➤ Learn self-respect and respect for others
➤ Strong self-esteem and self-identity
➤ Learn humility and sacrifice
➤ Real and practical self-defense
➤ More advanced Taekwondo techniques
➤ Great workouts and improved stamina
➤ Practical self-defense skills
➤ Reduce stress and increase stamina
➤ Tailored Taekwondo training
Grand Master Kwangil Bae
Palo Alto Martial Arts (PAMA) & ELITE Taekwondo Center (ETC) are a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and KUKKIWON-affiliated Taekwondo studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley and on the doorsteps from the world-renowned Stanford University. Taekwondo is the traditional Korean art of self-defense, influenced by centuries of rich Korean culture and history. Grand Master Kwangil Bae has devoted his life to the development and promotion of the philosophy, traditions, and techniques of Taekwondo. Grand Master Bae prides himself in the active practice, study and teaching of both the deep Korean traditions of Taekwondo, as well as the latest, most advanced techniques of world-class competition Taekwondo. He is currently a WTF-certified International Poomsae and Sparring Referee, serving as the Referee Chairman of numerous local, state competitions as well as Referee for national and international competitions. At PAMA & ETC, we strive to enable all of our students and competitors to achieve a harmonious balance between the physical, mental and technical aspects of Taekwondo. It is our firm belief that a well-balanced combination of these factors is the key to a successful Taekwondo martial artist and a well-rounded individual. Our goal at PAMA & ETC are to not only create excellent martial artists but to also develop excellent people.
Confidence –Self-confidence gained through positive thinking, increased physical strength, and growing mastery of Taekwondo skills, preparing students to persevere through life’s hardships.
Modesty –Be considerate of, and generous with, others, putting others before one self and showing humility when in a position of strength.
Respect – Practice the universal etiquette from traditional Taekwondo teachings, showing unconditional respect for senior belts and elders with emphasis on the value of observation.
Service –Commit to a life of community service, not only to the world of Taekwondo and martial arts,but to the broader community, country and the world-at-large.