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Taekwondo is an excellent form of exercise and fantastic martial art to practise, bringing health improvements such as balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
In addition to the physical health improvements, Taekwondo is also known to benefit mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline.
You do not just pay for Taekwondo! Instead, you invest in the fitness, health and opportunities that this sport provides to help you develop the attributes that will serve you throughout your life and allow you to endow others’ lives.
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that focuses on head-hight kicks, jumping and spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques. This sport has its roots in various Korean forms of martial arts stretching back more than 2000 years.
The name certainly translates as the way of the foot and the fist – the art of kick, punching and unarmed combat.
“Tae” intends to break or attack with the foot.
“Kwon” means to break with the fist.
“Do” interprets as the art or way.
Taekwondo concentrates on combining combat techniques and self-defence and an excellent form of exercise mixed with fun as an art.
As a sport, it has over 70 million practitioners across the world. It originates from South Korea, where the world governing body, the World Taekwondo (WT), is currently based.
In Taekwondo, attacking and defensive movements, including punching, kicking and blocking techniques, and differing stances are done in a set series and is referred to as Poomsae. These basic movements bring together all the martial art skills in a graceful yet powerful manner.
Poomsae forms are a significant part of Taekwondo’s promotion process, and practitioners must demonstrate a good understanding of the forms before they can progress to the next grade.