Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
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.
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.
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