The Quiet Flame Philosophy
“If you can control [fire] it can cook for you; and it can heat your house. If you can’t control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you.”
All martial arts are designed to teach people how to fight and how to be strong. But with that strength must also come a certain sense of humility and balance. At Quiet Flame Taekwondo, we seek to help people to find that balance. By seeking to understand each student as an individual; we want to guide them along on their own personal journey, uplifting and empowering those who haven’t found their strength yet or bringing balance those who have strength but have yet to truly master it.
In effect what we seek to do is not to teach them Taekwondo; it’s to teach them about themselves, their strengths and their weakness through Taekwondo. What we want to create in our students is a quiet flame. We want to give them the passion, energy and excitement to succeed at everything they do, but to have that coupled with the kind of balanced energy that others can feel as warmth and not as a threat.
Through our curriculum, students will learn how to fight, defend themselves, push their challenges and obstacles and ultimately succeed; but also how to be great people along the way.
Through our actors training program we seek to create better actors by creating better people. We teach people how to excel at everything they do through the process of mastering different systems of physical movement and the discipline that comes with it. By studying physical movement, our actos can develop a heightened cognisance of their own bodies and a stronger physicality to put into the characters that they play. In addition to this, through the process of pursuing certifications, they learn the discipline that it takes to excel in the international entertainment industry, and the credibility markers necessary to be taken seriously in an internationally competitive arena.
CASTING & FILM PRODUCTION
Based on a philosophy of martial arts, in our film productions we work to create art, and to seek perfection of our craft. That means for every production we are involved in, be it via casting or production, our goal is to contribute to the quality of that production in every way, shape and form that we can.