Beaumont Taekwondo Centre

About Taekwondo

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:

  • Strength through repetitive exercises using the arms and legs which greatly increases the strength of the limbs and in turn their tone;
  • Endurance through all of the elements of Taekwondo, thus helping to build up a stronger body and the more you do it, the easier it gets…
  • Increased flexibility through stretching and kicking. While flexibility is not something that everyone has naturally, it comes through long hours of hard work. Improved flexibility will lead to less injuries and better technique.
  • Weight regulation as constant kicking and punching is a great cardio workout.
  • Self defense skills as students learn how to protect and defend themselves.
  • Confidence in your body and spirit as taekwondo skills develop. Taekwondo is known as ‘an empty hand martial art’ meaning no weapons are used but defense against weapons is taught.

Taekwondo oath
This is recited by students nationally and internationally before major gradings, seminars and competitions. It states that as a student of Taekwondo:

  • I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo.
  • I shall respect the Instructors and Seniors.
  • I shall never misuse Taekwondo.
  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
  • I shall build a more peaceful world.
Korean terms  
Attention Charyot
Bow Kyong Ye
Ready Junbi
Start Si Jak
Stop Guman
Return to ready Pharo
At ease  Swiyo
Dismiss Hae San
About turn Dwiro Dora
Forwards Nagagi
Backwards Duruogi
To the left Jaro
To the right Uro
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Jack and Gill Charity Foundation

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