Taekwon-do Derivation

'Taekwon-Do' is literally translated:

'Tae' Stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot
'Kwon' Denotes fist, to punch or destroy with the fist
'Do' The way of the art

Thus, Taekwon-Do involves mental training and the practising of techniques of self defence purposes. As well as focusing on improving the health of the student. Taekwon-Do involves the skilled application of kicks, punches, blocks and dodges to the maximum destruction of the moving opponent or opponents.

The History of Taekwon-do

Thus Taekwondo is an art of self defence founded by a Korean General named Choi Hong Hi9th Degree. The inaugural date of Taekwon-Do was 11th April 1955. After exhausting research, developing and experimenting General Choi proclaimed Taekwondo to the world as a completely practical martial art having a basic Korean origin.

The Taekwon-do Tenets

Courtesy (Ye Ui)
Integrity (Yom Chi)
Perseverance (In Nae)
Self Control (Guk Gi)
Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)