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태권도 Taekwondo - Korean Martial Arts


Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art known for its emphasis on powerful high kicking and fast hand techniques. It combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise.

Taekwondo as a martial art is popular with people of both genders and of many ages. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. An example of the union of mental and physical discipline is the breaking of wooden boards, bricks or tiles, which requires both physical mastery of the technique and the concentration to focus one's power.

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In Korean, tae (태) means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon (권) means "to strike or break with fist"; and do (도) means "way", "method", or "path". Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the way of the foot and the hand." The name taekwondo is also written as taekwon-do, tae kwon-do or tae kwon do by various organizations.

Welcome to Taekwondo Preschool, a place where you can learn and share knowledge about the Korean Art of Taekwondo. From the basics of form stance, to the explosive power of hand strikes, the intricacy of effective footwork, and learn more about the history since the beginning.

Taekwondo is known for its emphasis on high kicking and fast hand techniques, which distinguishes it from other popular martial arts and combat sports such as karate Here is where you can learn more about Taekwondo. Knowing the fundamental basics is very important for your learning path as you build your skills and knowledge Here is where you can learn about Taekwondo, the history, culture, and standards that were set for the Korean Martial Arts Taekwondo hand strikes are performed as a close distance alternative to kicks. In martial arts, blocking is the act of stopping or deflecting an opponent's attack for the purpose of preventing injurious contact with the body The Korean martial arts has several stances used for different activities. Although there are strong similarities in stances throughout Taekwondo schools, individual instructors often have their own preferred style As the human leg is longer and stronger than the arm, kicks are generally used to keep an opponent at a distance, surprise him or her with their range, and inflict substantial damage In Korean literally means building or hall, but when used in martial arts it can also refer to a school or clan of martial artists who follow the same style and/or leader Breaking, the discipline of destroying inanimate materials such as wooden boards, bats, ice or bricks is a feature common to several Asian martial arts Taekwondo self-defense is known as hosinsul and it forms one of the four main principles of the art Promotion Test Poomse 품새 Around the dobok a dhee or ti (belt) is worn. The colour of the belt denotes the rank or grade of the wearer Korean Martial Arts Martial Arts Timeline Korea Korean Hangul In taekwondo, Korean language is often used. During tests practitioners are usually asked what certain Korean words used in class mean Toeboek the pronunciation under Korean grammar rules, is the uniform worn by practitioners of Korean Martial Arts. Do means way and bok means clothing Joseon Era Tournament Referee Tournament Point System World Taekwondo Championships Asian Taekwondo Championships

 

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