Taekwondo is much more than just a physical activity.
Philosophy of Taekwondo: The teaching of the art of Taekwondo has long carried with it an entire culture and philosophy, and this will guide your interactions with others both within and outside of Taekwondo practice.
Understanding the philosophy behind Taekwondo will help to avoid many awkward and unnecessary situations. The Taekwondo philosophy is rooted in the common spirit of martial arts practice and the culture of the Korean people, which both draw heavily on Confucian and Taoist philosophy.
‘Tae’ literally means to kick or strike with the foot,
‘Kwon’ means to punch or strike with the hand, and
‘Do’ means the way.
Thus, Taekwondo could be translated as “The Way of Kicking and Punching.” Of the three components, Do is by far the most important.
As you age your physical technique will fade, but if trained well, your Do will always burn strongly.
The Taekwondo school is like a large extended family. Everyone looks out for everyone else, with senior students exercising the most responsibility.
We don’t judge others, but accept them and help them progress and grow not only in the martial arts, but at school, work, and in the community.
That’s the main concept; Philosophy of Taekwondo
Kindly allowed to copy this extract from the great book: Taekwondo: A Practical Guide to the World’s Most Popular Martial Art