What is Taekwondo

Taekwondo is the name of the traditional martial which has national, international and modern sport derivatives, Taekwondo has been independently developed over 20 centuries in Korea.  The main feature of Taekwondo is that it is a free fighting combat art and self-defence using bare hands and feet or other parts of the body to attack, defend and repel an opponent.  All the activities are based on a defensive spirit since Taekwondo was developed as a defence against enemy attacks.

In the olden days, people living simple lives lacked physical fitness and their bodies became distorted in their old age.  Practicing Taekwondo also served to improve their mental health, physical fitness, flexibility, agility and their general well being.

Our belief is that men and women trained in the art are self-confident, not only in their physical attributes but also their mental discipline, because they have honed techniques for personal defence by using their entire body, developed a focused mind, learnt self control, understand respect for themselves and others, and have become disciplined through training.

For Taekwondo men/women, his/her entire body is a weapon, and he/she is able to attack and fend off aggressors with open hands, fists, elbows, knees, feet or any other part of their body.

The modesty and self confidence taught makes the student generous in their attitudes towards weaker people they encounter through their lives.  Due to this training the student can stand equally against any opponent without fear, but the code forbids misuse of Taekwondo.  Such as unfair assaults or unnecessary use of force against competitive opponents, aggressors or assailants.

The practice of Takeowondo gives an individual the mental attitude of modesty.  The virtues of modesty and generosity are fundamentally based on self confidence.  It is obvious that healthy minds, bodies and spirits make men/women active and powerful in life.

The most important fact about Taekwondo as a martial art is that it is not only a traditional martial art of self defence, but it creates a remarkable bond between participants involved in the martial arts training.

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