Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Taekwondo is a combative sport and was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by Korean martial artists with experience in martial arts such as karate, Chinese martial arts, and indigenous Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. The oldest governing body for taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959 through a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea. The main international organisational bodies for taekwondo today are the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by Choi Hong Hi in 1966, and the partnership of the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo (WT, formerly WTF), founded in 1972 and 1973 respectively by the Korea Taekwondo Association. Gyeorugi ([kjʌɾuɡi]), a type of full-contact sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. The governing body for taekwondo in the Olympics and Paralympics is World Taekwondo.
Master Kaushila Khanal
4th Dan Master/ USA Referee
Hi, my name is Master Kaushila Khanal
I started this incredible journey in 1995. I was among the few women who dream to live a life of discipline, honesty and dynamism through martial arts. My unwavering dedication to add stripes and color to my rank in Taekwondo helped me climbed up the ladder pretty quick and by mid-2007, I had completed Coaches Basic Graduation, certification of appropriation and a certified referee. My learning continued in US too. In 2018, I received my 4th Dan. My Academy in Phoenix, Arizona trained over 100 students in over five years, participated in state-wide completions and brought home prestigious awards. I am determined to complete my mission here in Akron with extra energy and dedication.
Welcome to Sunshine Taekwondo Academy.
First and foremost, I would like to answer a question that everyone is asking me even more frequently today – ‘Why do you choose a highly physical sport being a woman? Well, the answer is in the question itself. The main objective of martial arts, especially Taekwondo is to empower people and inculcate mental strength. Unfortunately, we still live in an era where women are considered relatively weaker gender and we have to rise time and again to prove otherwise. I, like many more women, choose to defy the stigma and chose a sport that empowered me to be who I am now. It will be my first priority in life to encourage and motivate thousands like me to take to the arena and prove everybody that women are equally strong.
The main source of motivation to operate Sunshine Academy is the ongoing social issues that I see in my own community. Teenagers and young adults are prone to unethical and bad lifestyle. Drugs is slowly seeping in to young hands, only 20% of our students see beyond high school, domestic violence is in the rise, parents are overwhelmed by their children’s demands, and suicide rates are in the rise. We all talk about these issues every day, but we fail short of addressing this epidemic appropriately. The idea is to help people realize the issue themselves, help them discipline themselves and to see the positive side of life. Taekwondo does exactly that. We at Sunshine Academy develop a dynamic learning module where participants learn to be honest, be disciplined, embrace dynamism, and implement these skills to take care of themselves and the mankind. Sunshine Academy promotes the notion that Taekwondo is not just a combative sport, but also an integral part of successful transition through the different stages of life.
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Sunshine Taekwondo academy is a Korean martial art school, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
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