21 August 2015

History of Taekwondo

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Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art that teaches discipline through kicking and hand techniques while enhancing spirit and being through powerful mind and body training. Directly translated Taekwondo means the “art of the hand and foot”. Taekwondo is a very dynamic martial art that incorporates kicking, self-defence, traditional forms and sparring using the whole body to deliver several martial arts techniques.

Taekwondo is a popular global Martial Art and is a recognised Olympic sport. Taekwondo has evolved to also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. 

 Taekwondo is a martial art that in "todays" form of self defense has evolved by combining many different styles of martial arts that existed in Korea over the last 2,000 years and some martial arts styles from countries that surround Korea.


 

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