What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo (Korean Karate) is an ancient Korean art of self-defense. Translated literally, Taekwondo means “art of hand and foot fighting.” This art is the ultimate in self defense and physical fitness for men and women of all age.

Through the scientific use of the body in form and technique, Taekwondo ultimately aims to develop the character of its participants. The practice of this art demands vigorous and persevering training, its reward are self-confidence, physical fitness, mental alertness, leadership and respect.

A Fine Art

Unused potential becomes lost potential. As machine parts need oil to functioning smoothly, so muscles need exercise. Taekwondo builds and maintains muscle tone. It’s insistence on mental alertness helps keep a sound mind in a sound body. Unwanted weight disappears, flabby muscles are firmed, and youthful resilience is achieved and maintained.

A Physical Conditioner

Unused potential becomes lost potential. As machine parts need oil to keep functioning smoothly, so muscles need exercise. Taekwondo builds and maintain muscle tone. It’s insistence on mental alertness helps keep a sound mind in a sound body. Unwanted weight disappears, flabby muscles are firmed, and youthful resilience is achieved and maintained.

Taekwondo Makes Major Joints into Weapons

Fist turn into hammers, fingertips into sharp spearheads, the edges of the palm into knife blades, and the feet can have the effect of huge iron hammers. To create such effects, there are basic ways to turn the fist, hand, leg, and foot into weapons and also actions to move such body weapons.

There are various forms to swiftly connect sequences of actions that move the weapons to the right and to the left, forward and backward, for both defense and attack.