Tae Kwon-do - "The way of the foot and hand"
Tae Kwon-do History
Translated from the Korean, Tae means to jump, kick or smash with the foot, Kwon means a fist - to punch or destroy with the hand or fist and Do means art, way or method.
Tae Kwon-do is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for many centuries in the orient.
Tae Kwon-do is the technique of unarmed combat for self defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks dodges and interception with the hand, arms and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.
Tae Kwon-do Today
These days many people are turning to Martial Arts for more than self defence.
More and more people are starting to realise that there is so much more to gain from training in Tae Kwon-do than the obvious physical improvements in fitness, strength, stamina and flexibilty. The discipline requires you to develop mentally leading to increased confidence and self esteem.
All of these things combined are vital to a longer happier life.
It really does have something to offer everyone!
It's no wonder then that Tae Kwon-do is now not only one of the most popular Martial Arts practised in the UK but worldwide.