At the Eaton Academy, our students have found Tae Kwon Do (tie kwan doe) to be one of their most rewarding personal pursuits. The positive atmosphere of our classroom encourages friendship as well as the tenets and skills of martial arts. Classes are taught in a traditional, safe, family oriented, fun environment. The Academy’s Instructors and students take great satisfaction in our school and our professional approach to our programs.
Tae Kwon Do is an activity that one can begin at any age, from any physical perspective. It’s a great release from the day and can enhance life.
Eaton Academy is a proud affiliate of the International Chin Mu Kwan Tae Kwon Do Federation under the guidance of Grandmaster Kang, Hon Yo, 9th Dan, founder and president.
Please feel welcome to visit a class and check out our curriculum. We look forward to introducing you to an exciting martial journey at Eaton Academy!
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art, which when translated literally, means foot – hand – art. It is an art of self-defense that aims to develop its practitioners both physically and mentally.
Physically, the practice of Tae Kwon Do is outstanding for improving fitness in children and adults, male or female. Areas improved include flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, endurance, and strength. Constant practice of the art’s techniques and forms develops balance and coordination equally on both sides of the body. Repetition of techniques involving large muscle groups improves endurance and strength.
Mentally, Tae kwon Do concentrates on five areas that are included in the “Tenets of Tae Kwon Do”; Courtesy - Integrity - Perseverance - Self-control - Indomitable Spirit. These five points are stressed throughout the Tae Kwon Do program. Each area in the Tae Kwon Do classroom has a counterpart in the student’s daily life. For young students, courtesy involves treating peers, parents, and teachers with respect. Perseverance is learned for mastering new kicks and punches as well as mastering a difficult subject in school, or a new task on the job. As whole, the “Tenets of Tae Kwon Do” are a guide for learning to respect others and ourselves.
What is Tae Kwon Do?
Tae Kwon Do is a combination of physical and mental training, which produces a confident, physically fit student exhibiting respect for self and others.
Master Douglas Eaton began his study in the Korean martial arts under Master David Burns. Through Master Burns’ continuing guidance and example he’s grown to appreciate the martial arts and strives for his own improvement.
Master Eaton was awarded his 1st Dan Black Belt on October 14, 1984. He has since gone on to achieve multiple Black Belt rankings, his current being 7th Dan granted from the Chin Mu Kwan Tae Kwon Do Federation by its founder, GrandMaster Kang, Hon Yo. Doug has also trained in the Korean martial art of Kuk sool Won and the Israeli system Krav Maga.
The dedication and achievements of both he and his students were recognized by his induction in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2004 in New York City. His memberships include the International Chin Mu Kwan Tae Kwon Do Federation, The Alliance of Martial Arts, Strathmore Who’s Who in Business, America’s Registry of Small Business Professionals, and is the Pennsylvania State Representative for the International Network of Christian Martial Artists.
Our Young Dragons program is a specialized curriculum for children ages 4 to 6. Rather than focusing mostly on kicking and punching, Young Dragons focuses more on basic listening and motor skills that are being developed and improved at this age. Your Young Dragon, along with learning basic Tae Kwon Do skills necessary for the transition into our Junior Tae Kwon Do program, will learn how to approach life with confidence. They will become better listeners both at home and at school, and will learn to interact with other people in a positive and successful manner.
Junior Tae Kwon Do
Our Junior Tae Kwon Do program is designed for ages 7 to 12. Based on the adult syllabus, it's taught from a younger perspective. Traditional Tae Kwon Do technique and application are introduced for a better understanding of self-defense and a keen belief in self for greater esteem. Belt Ranks are implemented and may be achieved through testing for all student belt colors as well as Junior Black Belt status. Traditional Tae Kwon Do; 13 - up
Our Adult classes give the student practitioner all the mental and physical benefits instilled in traditional Tae Kwon Do. Application of technique for self-defense, a more calm spirit, both self-worth and self-appreciation, fitness, a greater appreciation of others, and to the ability to take on the world as a Black Belt!