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.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and strengthen our minds and bodies through the study and practice of Taekwondo. At Palo Alto Martial Arts & ELITE Taekwondo Center, we study the traditional forms of Taekwondo to help everyone reach a higher level of achievement in all aspects of our daily lives. Without compromising any excellence and performance, we strive for success in accomplishing our mission to build greater self-confidence, become more considerate and humble, be respectful, and help others in our society

 

STUDIO CORE VALUES

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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.

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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.

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