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This intensive program will provide an elite training experience for junior and senior Taekwondo athletes. A world-class coaching staff will provide instruction on the techniques and strategies necessary to excel in competition. Participants will have the opportunity to train with members of the USA Olympic Team, USA National Team and numerous international athletes. Held at the exclusive Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, the camp is located within minutes of the world-renowned theme parks and attractions of Orlando, Florida.
You will stay at the 4-star Gaylord Palms resort, which is located just minutes from the major Florida attractions - Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, as well as many other theme parks. You'll appreciate the hotel's 4-star amenities including five restaurants, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. The hotel provides a children's pool, a water slide and a free theme park shuttle. All rooms include a flat-panel TV, a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker.
Friday, November 11, 2016
18:00 - 21:00: Check-in and On-site registration
Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:00 - 8:30: Check-in and On-site registration
8:30 - 9:00: Orientation
9:00 - 10:30: Session 1
11:00 - 13:00: Session 2
15:00 - 17:00: Session 3
18:00 - 19:30: Lectures
Sunday, November 13, 2016
7:99 - 9:00: Check in and On site registration
9:00 - 10:00: Session 4
11:00 - 13:00: Session 5
15:00 - 16:30: Session 6
16:30 - 17:00: Closing comments
18:00 - 20:00: Farewell and award ceremony
Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high, and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot', specifically:
Tae = 'to strike or block with the foot' or 'to kick', it also means 'jump'
K'won = 'Fist', 'to strike or block with hand'
Do = 'The way of' or 'art'.
Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of Kicking and Punching" or "The art of unarmed combat". The sport has been founded in Korea and is one of the popular modern martial arts.
Taekwondo has four disciplines: patterns, sparring, self-defence, and breaktest. It is the combination of these four disciplines that makes the art called Taekwondo.
to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and as an art
to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
to learn self-defense skills
to develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
This 2016 Camp is being held at the exclusive Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The resort is located just minutes from the Downtown Disney area and Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as other renowned theme parks in Florida.
Kissimmee, Florida is 17 miles South of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 68 miles E of Tampa, Florida. It's located in Osceola county in Central Florida along the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga, which is locally referred to as Lake Toho. It has a large Hispanic population which includes a large number of Puerto Ricans. Residents often take day trips to the scenic beaches. Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and the Epcot Center are nearby. The city is popular with tourists due to offering hotels and motels that are typically less expensive than the hotels near Disney World and the other popular nearby Florida attractions.
Food is not included in the price, except for the banquet held on Sunday. You can have your meals at the restaurant at the Gaylord Palms Resort, or in many other restaurants in the Kissimmee area.
There are so many theme parks in the area, most notably Disney World. SeaWorld, Universal Studio, Busch Garden, etc. are among the others, just to name a few. There are countless golf courses, restaurants, adventure parks, and other places of interests in this resort-haven of Kissimmee.
The preferred destination for all domestic flights is the Orlando International Airport. Due to the training camp schedule, it is advisable to schedule your arrival on or before Friday evening, November 11th with a departure on Monday, November 14, 2016.
Shuttle service to and from the airport is available from Mears Transportation. There is a fee for this service. You may secure your shuttle reservation online or by calling the Mears Transportation reservation line at 407-423-5566.
Gaylord Palms Resort is located 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and five minutes from Walt Disney World Theme Park & Resort. From the Orlando International Airport: Take Hwy 417 South/Exit 3 Osceola Parkway West. Gaylord Palms will be on the left.