Ancient form

Taekwon-Do is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for many centuries in the orient. Taekwon-Do became perfected in its present form in Korea.

Translation and meaning

tma-gold-dragon Translated from Korean:-

Tae’ literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot.

Kwon’ means a fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist.

Do’ means art, method or way.

The Tenants of Taekwon-Do

The five tenants of Taekwon-Do are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit.

 

Techniques and Skills

Taekwon-Do applies the technique of unarmed combat for self-defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with the hand and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.

To the Korean people Taekwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of strict self-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral re-armament.

In these days of confrontation and intimidation, which seem to plague modern society, Taekwon-Do enables the unarmed person to possess a fine set of defensive skills and abilities to defend oneself in a confrontational situation.