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547 US Highway 22 E
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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Learn Wushu and ITF Taekwon-Do from only the BEST in NJ! Sifu Chris Leyesa has been teacher over 15 years in New Jersey. First four classes are FREE!
General Information
At WTA we have our own unique way of teaching
that is fun, innovative, and motivating for any age.
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Our Little Heroes program is a specially designed class for 4 to 6 year olds. Every class builds upon developing focus, coordination, balance, listening skills, and of course, FUN!

Our instructors work with you to reinforce the core values and positive behaviors that will help them today
and shape their minds and bodies to be leaders for tomorrow.

Wushu is an integral part of Chinese culture. It is the style that was made famous by Hollywood actors like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and Donnie Yen. Wushu is translated as “martial arts”. Most people recognize the term "kung fu", which literally means “a skill gained over a period of time”. The term “wushu” comes from Mandarin Chinese, the national language of China, while the term “kung-fu” comes from Cantonese, a dialect of the Chinese language, and both are often used interchangeably to refer to Chinese martial arts in the English language.

Wushu Practice is broken down into 2 main categories: Taolu (Routines) and Sanda (Free Sparring)

WTA offers a diverse curriculum ranging from empty hand and weapon forms such as:
Changquan (Northern Style)
Nanquan (Southern Style)

Weapons Training

Short weapons: Northern broadsword - Southern broadsword - Straightsword

Long weapons: Staff - Spear - Pudao

Flexible weapons: 9 section whip - 3 sectional staff

Sparring is integrated at a later stage of training. Sparring can range from gentle tapping to full-contact sparring depending on the student’s age and ability. It is our goal to make sure that this part of training is fun, competitive, and safe for all students of all ages.

Taekwon-Do is the martial art of Korea. It is style that is known for its explosive and high kicks. It is translated as Tae = Foot Kwon = Fist Do = Way or Art. When put together you have Taekwon-Do “The art of kicking and punching.” WTA offers children and adult programs that follow the International Taekwon-Do Federation, or ITF, guidelines originally taught by the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi.

The composition of Taekwon-Do is broken down into 5 parts:
1. Fundamental Movements (Basics)
2. Patterns (Forms)
3. Dallyon (Conditioning of the body)
4. Sparring
5. Self-Defense

The Philosophy of Taekwon-Do can be summed up in the Student Oath and its Tenets;

“I shall observe the Tenets of Taekwon-Do; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit

I shall respect my instructors and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world”

Locations:

Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy I
Master Chris Leyesa
1386 US Highway Rt. 22 West
Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 437-1221

Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy II
Coach Chris Albanese
6 Edgeboro Rd
East Brunswick NJ 08816
(732) 651-4166
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STORY
What is the Wushu Taekwon-Do Academy?

We are a school that is dedicated to teaching Chinese and Korean Martial Arts through multiple programs that suit all ages. Our school's unique curriculum allows students to concentrate on the martial arts they choose while having the opportunity to cross train in other styles which helps practice stay exciting and rewarding.

Why train with us?...

At the WUSHU TAEKWON-DO ACADEMY, we believe that martial arts is a positive and effective way to teach all ages the principles of concentration, discipline, and perseverance. Our methods are innovative yet traditional. Regardless of class type or style of martial arts you’re looking for, we make practice fun, competitive, and safe.
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