Taekwondo Clinical Support Programs


 The Characteristics of TCS(Taekwondo Clinical Support)

1. How is TCS different than traditional therapy?

Ha’s Taekwondo Academy’s Grand Master Ha, has done independent research and development spanning 18 years of clinical experience, synthesized learning research and development for TCS program.
These programs are exclusively taught at Ha’s Taekwondo schools or schools that have trained for the program through  Grand Master Ha.
TCS is an applied ‘behavior analysis,’ ‘cognitive behavior therapy (CBT),’ as well as a ‘brain based therapy’ through therapeutic technique.
Through the study of psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, functional neurology and therapeutic technique, our TCS application research and development program was created.
Our TCS program is proven to help children with developmental disorders (specific disorders of psychological development) such as ADD/ADHD, learning disorders, motor skill disorders,
autism spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders improve their learning abilities.
TCS program consists of two tests.  The first test determines personality and behavior problems. The second test determines developmental disorders. The results of our accurately judged
Taekwondo functional tests(cognitive, emotional, brain functions test) determine the type of training a child will receive.

2. How does TCS allow for faster eradication of a disability?

Unlike Occupational Therapy, our TCS program is taught in a martial arts setting, which provides a positive and healing environment.  This helps to increase a child’s motivation to focus and control their mind.
Our TCS instructors are also martial arts instructors, experienced in utilizing martial arts discipline in your child’s development.
We also use our TCPD(Taekwondo Children’s Personality Development) program which focuses on a child’s personality development side by side with their cognitive development.

3. Why does Our TCS program focus so much on emotional stability?

In order to change child’s behavior we need to first change their emotion and mind.
Programs that focus only on cognitive training without paying attention to a child’s emotional behavior will only produce superficial and insincere results.  Fundamental behavior modification cannot be achieved.
For example you can train and walk the horse to the river for a drink, but if the horse has not set his mind to drink the water, it will refuse to drink it.
If you pressure a child and force training of their cognitive brain when they are not ready, it is the same as forcing a child to learn a math equation and not showing them how to apply it in life. A child that is emotionally unstable is not ready to just be taught how to use his mind, but needs to learn how to use his mind and soul to apply these teachings.

4. TCS Training System

A. Intensive training: One on One Lesson Child needs only one on one training to improve disorder before integrating into group lessons.
B. Shows improvement: One on One and Group Lesson The child shows improvement and is able to train with a larger group of students.
C. Shows great improvement: Group Lesson Only The child shows a lot of improvement and is able to stop one on one classes but still needs to be watched.

5. Who is Instructing your Child?

Our Instructors are Taekwondo Children’s Special Needs Specialists certified through the ‘International Taekwondo Association on Developmental Disabilities: ITADD’.
The instructor must have over 160 hours of TCS teaching experience.
Our instructors utilize individual programs developed specifically for each individual child to provide the best results and have a positive difference in you and your child.
Our instructors not only teach our program, but creates a friendship with the child, thereby giving the child another form of support when he or she needs it.


Each student can be sectioned into three different categories.

1. Emotional and Behavior Development!

Through Taekwondo’s own emotional behavioral therapy, the child will learn to control him/herself properly.
*Conduct disorder = challenging behavior, oppositional defiance disorder, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilites, Tics/Tourrette’s Syndrome, personality disorder, expressive language disorder, etc., will be helped.

2. Motor Skills Development!

Taekwondo will develop and improve his/her gross motor movement as well as fine motor skills throughout the personalized training.
*Motor skills disorder = sensory disorders, delayed motor skills, coordination developmental disability, etc., will be helped.

3. Brain Balance Development!

Taekwondo will stimulate the child’s cognitive training.(insight learning, latent learning, observational learning) It will develop and improve motor skills to help him/her overcome physical obstacles. The goal is to give him motivation and mental stability in life.
*Developmental disorders = mental retardation, communication disorders.
*Pervasive deveopmental disorders = Autism, disturbance of sense, Asperger’s, Rett’s, sensory disorders, Spectrum Disorders etc., will be helped.



“Any Master can teach Taekwondo skills to children.
Not any Master can teach children a great future.


* Recommendation


Grandmaster Tae E. Ha has taken this universal love of Taekwondo and developed it into new programs for adults and children which have been  appraised by many in both Korea and the U.S. He successfully published his studies of children’s Character and Taekwondo into a book in 1998. In 2000, he initiated his theoretical studies in practice by teaching American children, which became a success.
TCD and TCS program improves children’s physical and mental abilities very effectively using many educational aspects of Taekwondo, namely discipline, concentration,
respect, and confidence. This was the first psychological personality development therapy based on martial arts.
This sensational program saw great results from children and was loved by many parents for its effectiveness. Harlem School District #122 specially appointed this
program as Harlem School District’s Special  Educational Program. The program was launched in March of 2010 targeted for elementary students.
My personal wish is for this breakthrough program to spread throughout the country and become a positive impact on children’s future.
Julie M. Morris, Ed.D.