Huggins Tae Kwon Do Academy
Serving in or near these South Carolina communities, Mauldin, Greenville, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Laurens, Honea Path, Five Forks, Anderson, Powdersville, Pelzer, and Piedmont SC areas.
The Huggins Taekwondo Academy was established April 6, 1986. All of the classes are taught by Bill and Ann Huggins,both of which are internationally certified by the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) in Seoul, Korea. They both are highly skilled martial artists and motivators that lead by example and teach with enthusiasm and patience. Both Mr. Huggins and Mrs. Huggins take a personal interest in each one of their students’ physical and mental development inside and outside of the Taekwondo dojang.
The Meaning of Tae Kwon Do
"Tae" means to strike or kick with the foot, "Kwon" means to strike or punch with the hand, and "Do" means the path or way.
Benefits from Taekwondo
¨ Improves confidence
¨ Improves self-esteem
¨ Develops listening skills
¨ Teaches discipline & respect
¨ Improves physical fitness
¨ Channels energy
¨ Teaches life skills
Tenets of Taekwondo
Courtesy , integrity , perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. These five tenets help guide a person to a more meaningful life. Tae Kwon Do teaches self-discipline, confidence and builds the body and mind. As a method of keeping fit and healthy, it develops balance, coordination, aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. In addition, it also challenges the mind and requires constant mental alertness and agility. Finally, the sporting element allows those students that like to compete an opportunity to test their skills against others in a safe environment.
Kukkiwon/Chung Do Kwan 9th Dan Black Belt
Kukkiwon/Chung Do Kwan 8th Dan Black Belt
Mr. Huggins, a 1980 Clemson graduate, is the owner and master Instructor of the Huggins Tae Kwon Do Academy. He started his Tae Kwon Do training in 1969. Mr. Huggins received his Black Belt from Master Billy Hong, and started teaching in 1975. Upon Master Hong's death in September 1983, Mr. Huggins was appointed Chief Instructor of Hong's Tae Kwon Do Institute in Greenville, SC. He remained in this position until he founded the Mauldin Tae Kwon Do Academy in April of 1986. He was the club instructor for the Clemson Taekwondo Club from 1978 - 1981. Mr. Huggins tested for his 9th Dan at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea in July of 2016. He is also a Kukkiwon certified 3rd class master instructor and 2nd class test examiner. Aside from his main school in Mauldin, Mr. Huggins serves as master instructor over the Clemson University Taekwondo Club and the Florence Taekwondo Academy in Florence, S.C.
Mrs. Huggins is a graduate of Clemson University where she recieved her Bacholor's degree and Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. She also recieved her Black Belt from the late Master Billy Hong. Mrs. Huggins is co-owner and master instructor of Huggins Taekwondo Academy. She is a certified 3rd Class Master Instructor and 2nd Class Test Examiner by the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea. Mrs. Huggins tested for her 8th Dan in Korea at the Kukkiwon in July of 2016 making her one of only two women ranked 8th Dan Black Belt or higher in the United States. Through her dedication to teaching she has made a positive difference on many young lives in our community and continues to train and attend seminars to further add to her effective teaching skills.
Little Kickers Class (age 4 & 5): This class is designed to help improve listening skills, focus, coordination and flexibility in preschool age children. A FUN CLASS that meets for 30 minutes on Monday & Thursday at 5 pm.
JUNIOR CLASS (age 6-11): This class covers basic through advanced techniques designed to improve flexibility, coordination, and strength. It includes kicking drills, forms, sparring, and one-step self-defense.
SENIOR CLASS (age 12 years and up): This class covers the same aspects as the junior class, but at a more intense level
COMPETITION CLASS: This class meets on Wednesdays prior to upcoming events at 5:30 pm. The focus is on sparring and poomsae (forms) training. The main purpose of this class is to better prepare students for competition.
FAMILY CLASS: This class is for all ages and meets on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. The focus in this class in on Poomsae/Forms training.
Monday & Thursday
Little Kickers Class: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday
Junior Class: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Senior Class: 6:20 pm - 7:15 pm
Competition Class: Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:20 pm
419 MAIN STREET
MAULDIN, SC 29662