What is Taekwondo

Taekwondo Meaning

The meaning of Taekwondo; It is a Korean form of self-defence, combination of combat technique, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy.

Taekwondo literally means “the way of the hand and foot”. The origins of Tae Kwon Do can be traced back to the Kokuryo Dynasty some 1500 hundred years ago.

WTF TaekwonDo is now an established sport of the Olympic Games. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.

Taekwondo philosophy

The philosophy of Taekwon-Do is to build a more peaceful world. To accomplish this goal Tae Kwon Do begins with the foundation; the individual. The Art strives to develop the character, personality, and positive moral and ethical traits in each practitioner.

It is upon this “foundation” of individuals possessing positive attitudes and characteristics that the “end goal” may be achieved.

TaekwonDo strives to develop the positive aspects of an individual’s personality: Respect, Courtesy, Goodness, Trustworthiness, Loyalty, Humility, Courage, Patience, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, an Indomitable Spirit and a sense of Responsibility to help and respect all forms of life.

This takes a great deal of hard training. However, it is the physical, mental, and spiritual effort which the individual puts forth that develops the positive attributes and image of both the individual and how he or she perceives others.

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By helping mould an individual into a well-rounded and responsible person, the individual can pass onto others, through both his teachings and his personal actions, the principles he has learned through his Taekwondo training.

Individuals unite and become a family, families come together and form a community, communities merge and develop into a nation, and nations are what make up our present-day world. In order to help build a more peaceful world, Tae Kwon Do starts with one person at a time.

Gradually groups form, organisations develop, until Tae Kwon Do’s philosophy has influenced enough people, in a positive way, to someday help bring about, the unification of nations dedicated to helping each other.


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