Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do Double KickTae Kwon Do Symbol“Tae Kwon Do” is a martial art independently developed over 20 centuries ago in Korea. Over many years it has become a popular international sport. Tae Kwon Do is a martial art sport taught without weapons, and teaches the practitioner techniques for defense and offense. Regardless of age or sex, Tae Kwon Do teaches the practitioner to use his / her hands and feet in any defensive situation. Tae Kwon Do literally means the “way of kicking and punching”. It consists of sharp, strong, angular movements with free flowing circular movements to produce a balance of beauty and power. With the addition of Tae Kwon Do’s traditional kicking techniques, it is a complete system of self-defense and personal improvement. All of its activities are based on the defense attitude that was originally developed for protection against enemy attacks.

The most important fact about Tae Kwon Do is that it is not only a superior art of self-defense, but of the mind as well. It gives its practitioners self-confidence that provides an advantage over weak opponents. This mental characteristic along with the physical ability is beneficial to the mental life of individuals as well as to their families and friends. With its practical means of self-defense, its complete regimen of physical conditioning, and its ability to improve concentration and mental performance, Tae Kwon Do offers a total fitness program integrating mind, body, and spirit.

Tae Kwon Do is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean martial arts, which teaches more than just physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our bodies and our minds. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained international reputation and stands among the official games of the Olympics.