At Peter Speciale’s High Kick Tae Kwon Do, we are a Black Belt School.
Your Goal is Black Belt. Here you are trained mentally and physically. We have classes for adults, teens, and children ages 3 and up. You gain the life long benefits of discipline, respect, confidence, concentration, fitness, weight control, stress reductions, and self defense. Lessons are taught by Owner and Head Instructor Peter Speciale. He has been dedicated to the martial arts since 1993. Master Speciale is ranked 5th Dan certified by the World Taekwondo Federation (Kukkiwon). He has also graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree.
Our friendly environment promotes a positive bond between students and instructors. Start today and begin the road to success in the martial arts and life!
We act and are ranked in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Kukkiwon; Olympic based training sanction of Korea. Kukkiwon is also know as the World Taekwondo Headquarters and the home of World Taekwondo Academy.
It is the Kukkiwon which researches, conducts instructor seminars and serves as the conduit for Dan/Poom promotion and certification. The Kukkiwondecides what the requirements for promotion are, and if things such as poomse interpretation is involved, then the Kukkiwon has the final say. When one is promoted to Dan/Poom rank, one receives a Kukkiwon certificate.
History of Tae Kwon Do
Literally translated, Tae Kwon Do means “the art of kicking and punching.” Tae means “to kick” or “to strike with the foot”, Kwon means “to punch” or “to strike with the fist”, and Do means “art” or “way of life”, creative rather than destructive in ones life. Tae Kwon Do is a very effective means of self defense and a great cardiovascular workout for in Tae Kwon Do the legs and its very powerful kicking techniques sets it apart from all other martial arts. However, Tae Kwon Do is more than a physical art but also a philosophical art and a state of mind.