Wellingborough, Kettering, Wollaston TaeKwon-Do

What is Taekwondo

Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art

It was devised by General Choi Hong Hi and officially given its name on 11th April 1955. It is a form of unarmed combat designed for self defence that utilises scientific principles combined with natural body movements to create an art unrivalled in power or technique.

Translated literally "Tae" stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot. "Kwon" denotes the fist – chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. "Do" means an art or way of life which reflects a way of thinking. Like all martial arts Taekwon Do is more than a sport, it is an approach to life. It is about more than teaching you to defend yourself, it's a way of thinking.

Through Taekwon-Do a sense of right and wrong and of moral justice and obligation is developed. As students are expected to show respect to higher grades, and preserve when challenged, it teaches good discipline to both self and others.

As a martial art it assists both physical and mental development, training discipline, resolve and humility.

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