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What is TaeKwonDo

TaeKwonDo is a Korean Martial Art which incorporates traditional martial arts techniques with modern theory of power.  The base of TaeKwonDo originates from Karate with the development of techniques from the Korean Masters.

TaeKwonDo, the Korean art of Self Defence developed by the late General Choi, Hong Hi (1918 - 2002) of the Korean Army during the 1940's and became formally recognised in 1955. Since then it has spread world-wide and is now more popular than any other martial art. TaeKwonDo literally means 'the Art of hand and foot fighting'. It is the martial art of unarmed combat for self defence and involves the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interceptions with the hands, arms and feet.

The Japanese suppressed Korean culture and martial arts, and introduced Japanese culture and martial arts. The modern period of TaeKwonDo began with the defeat of the Japanese and the liberation of Korea in 1945.

Through dedicated training TaeKwonDo provides the student with the ability to defend himself or herself effectively if and when confronted with a violent attack.

TaeKwonDo is a way of life and instils a concept and spirit of strict self discipline. Training increases physical fitness, awareness, discipline and advocates both courtesy and helpfulness.