Did You Know?

People can often confuse Tae Kwon Do and Karate. Both are respected martial arts’ forms, and both have their unique benefits and differences. Here are a few considerations when trying to determine which type of martial arts is best for you.

  • Tae Kwon Do emphasizes more kicking techniques.
  • Karate focuses more on hand strikes.
  • Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea.
  • Karate comes from Japan.
  • Tae Kwon Do is an official Olympic sport.


When making the decision to study Tae Kwon Do or Karate, look at the following:

  • What is the quality of the instruction?
  • What does the facility look like?
  • What is the atmosphere like?
  • How does the class schedule work?
  • Where are they located?


Hope you’ll consider taking a look at all that Master Shim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do has to offer in the New Year!