What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art dating back more than 2000 years. Meaning the “way of kicking and punching”, it was initially viewed as a form of military training which varied considerably in form. For some 2000 years, a range of martial arts were practiced on the Korean peninsula. During the early 20th century, taekwondo became the dominant form of martial arts practiced in Korea. Subsequently, taekwondo was designated as the Korean national martial art to be promoted internationally. Taekwondo develops flexibility, agility, speed, power, stamina, making it a 360-degree fitness regimen. Due to its roots in martial arts, it also demands discipline and courtesy, while offering practitioners self-defense and self-belief.(http://www.worldtaekwondo.org/about-wt/taekwondo/) It is guided by 5 main principals: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.
Started in 1977 in the Tri-cities area, Lee's Taekwondo Class & Martial Art has been teaching students of all ages for four decades. During that time, students from Lee's Taekwondo Class and Martial Art placed well in many tournaments throughout Virginia. In December of 2018, Master N. H. Lee decided to retire and passed on his business and legacy to Steven Devers. This 41 year old business moved from Colonial Heights, VA to Belmont, NC. The new Belmont location began classes in June of 2019. As of October 2022, Instructor Richard Weaver now leads the Lansing, NC location. Lee's Taekwondo Class and Martial Art has always and will continue to teach traditional taekwondo.