Friday, June 12, 2015

East West Tae Kwon Do opening at Westwood Center II in Bethesda (Photos)

Equity One has come up with a tenant for the space vacated by Mostly Monograms at Westwood Center II, located on Ridgefield Road in Bethesda. East West Tae Kwon Do will be opening a dojang there in the near future. Taekwondo is Korean in origin, despite sometimes being confused with the Japanese karate I studied as a child.

East West does not require you to sign contracts, meaning you can cancel without obligation at any point. The school, which has 2 other locations currently, is headed by Master Parshotam Sharma, a teacher of over 27 years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tae Kwon Do as I understand it is a Defense-based school of martial arts, predominantly using the legs. (Thus, if you happen to be "anti-violence" in philosophy, but still would like to learn coordination and self-defense, it's a decent option.) I once made friends with a Korean exchange student who arrived one evening two hours late. A van of six teenagers had pulled over, and they all jumped out attacked him. (This is a true story, though thankfully, set in a different state. If you knew him or had seen him when he got home, you would know he was not fabricating. They even ripped up his textbooks.) He said it was the only time he had ever had to use his tae kwon do in a real circumstance of danger, and he was able to defend himself against six (untrained) well enough that they gave up after ten minutes or so. That was a pretty good endorsement, and I thought I'd pass it along.