Taekwondo is a relatively new martial art, developed over the lifetime of General Choi Hong-Hi and unveiled to the world on 11th April 1955. Translated literally, ‘Tae’ stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot. ‘Kwon’ donates the fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hands or fist. ‘Do’ means art or way.
Korean in origin, Taekwondo is famous for its spectacular high kicks and its code of ethics. It aims to not only develop the student physically, but mentally too, creating, according to its founder, an all round better person. The tenets on which Taekwondo is founded are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. By making these five elements a fundamental part of training and living General Choi believed a person could become a better member of society.
By practising Taekwondo students not only improve their health, make new friends and have fun, but also arm themselves with the skills needed to defend themselves, if necessary. Students can expect to achieve many physical benefits, such as:
This is recited by students nationally and internationally before major gradings, seminars and competitions. It states that as a student of Taekwondo:
|Return to ready||Pharo|
|About turn||Dwiro Dora|
|To the left||Jaro|
|To the right||Uro|
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