Franklin Family Taekwondo is devoted to the concept of constant and never-ending improvement. We offer a family-oriented environment where students feel safe to explore their abilities and to try new things. We teach traditional discipline along with personal respect, a spirit of camaraderie and creative fun.
Franklin Family Taekwondo has its roots in the oldest martial arts program in Williamson County. Our training has been under the direction of Mr. Jack Smithson, who holds the most years as a martial arts instructor in the county with 35 years.
We are part of the Choong Sil Kwan Taekwondo Federation. Choong Sil Kwan means, literally, the “School of Constant and Never-Ending Improvement.” In other words, everyone in our school, from our youngest white belt to our highest ranking Black Belt, is working to improve who they are right now. It is a journey of a lifetime!
Here is the stated philosophy of the Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo Federation.
The purpose of Choong Sil Kwan Taekwondo is to develop an individual's mental and physical well being through a highly stylized and deliberate method of rigorous martial arts training. The result of this training is the empowering sense of self-worth, and the ability to control one’s physical state and personal destiny.
The student is guided into four stages of philosophical development.
In the initial stage of philosophical development, students must use their imagination to set goals beyond their current limitations and, from this, visualize their achievements in advance. This, in turn, strengthens their belief system to the point that specific goals are possible and obtainable.
With goals firmly in mind, the students must learn to self-inspire themselves into action, as they develop a sense of self-worth. Without this, they may never strive for success as they may feel they do not deserve the rewards that accompany achievement.
Actualization is taking the first step and entering into the process of the work and reward system. The development of a strong work ethic is the most important element in this philosophy. Even the most average of people can achieve excellence with a positive work habit.
- Realization refers to the attainment of one’s goals. Upon reaching these achievements, new privileges are merited as new goals are recognized. This process perpetuates itself as the previous results offer new challenges and new responsibilities. This positive growth cycle not only improves oneself, but also the immediate world around you. This concept of "constant and never-ending improvement" is the ultimate purpose of Choong Sil Kwan.