THE ACTA DIFFERENCE
The ACTA’s guiding principle is to provide its members with the highest quality of instruction and leadership in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do.
The ACTA teaches the Art of Tae Kwon Do with a unique mind/body/spirit orientation. The Art of Tae Kwon Do is focused on self defense, teaching students how to achieve control over an adversary using as few movements as possible. This requires a different mental focus, body position and intensity then point style competition. Though competition is an important component of ACTA training, the association’s emphasis on the Art of Tae Kwon Do and its self-defense orientation is pure and unwavering.
Preserving the tradition and history of Tae Kwon Do is also a primary focus of the ACTA. Students are taught that Tae Kwon Do is about more then just the physical techniques they practice. By dedicating themselves to the art of Tae Kwon Do they are continuing a long standing tradition of honor, discipline, and skill that dates back to ancient Korea. All of our forms are meant to honor an influencial person or place in Korean history. Our students are not only required to perform their techniques with skill and precision, but to know where these techniques came from and why they are important. This connection to the past is what elevates our style of Tae Kwon Do from a simple sport to an actual art form.
All ACTA students are expected to adhere to a set of principles laid out by the ACTA pledge as well as the ACTA guiding Tenets.