Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do, or Taekwondo is a Korean martial Art, characterized mainly by kicking and punching techniques, with little emphasis on foot-tallering or jumping. The literal translation for taekwondo is “the way or method of kicking,” “punting,” or “the method of striking.” It is also sometimes called, “The Martial Art of Eight Limbs.” The origin of taekwondo was in Korea. It evolved over centuries as an organized system of self defense and military training. Today, Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts in the world.
There are many martial arts that focus on various areas of fighting and the different types of training that are used to learn each area of combat, but few teach body-based self defense. Taekwondo teaches the whole body; it is not focused on specific areas of the body. In fact, most martial arts focus on specific areas of the body such as the chest, abdomen, and leg sections. Taekwondo training helps develop self-confidence, self-esteem, self-control, balance, flexibility, stamina, and strength. The physical training is so extensive, it is comparable to the extensive physical conditioning of other sports such as fencing or gymnastics.
There are many schools of Taekwondo all over the world and they train from different styles. Taekwondo focuses on developing self defense and self-respect. The Korean Taekwondo Association is the governing body in charge of certification. All practitioners must pass a comprehensive written examination before becoming certified to practice Taekwondo. In addition to passing the examinations, students must complete rigorous physical training and special tests.
Among the many great athletes who have become popular due to their involvement in taekwondo are Bruce Lee, Park Chang-Soo, Kimbo Slice, Rashad Evans, Rashawn Styles, Emeka Osewe, Tae Kwon Do, Kimo Lele, Roger Williams, Mike Massey, and Diego Sanchez. Some names have become well known because of their participation in taekwondo and the first is Kimbo Slice. Kimbo Slice is a professional mixed martial artist and has won the world championship twice. He also has two children with his wife.
Taekwondo was started in Korea and taught by Park Bong-Sung. It began as a self-defense training program for women and then was expanded to men. The original goal was to protect women from domestic violence. Over the years, taekwondo has grown into an athletic training sport that uses kicks and punches as the main form of attack and defense.
Taekwondo is often called “the way of the arm and the leg” and it was developed to give martial artists the advantage of using their legs when attacked. With modern martial arts, strikes are made with the arms, but with taekwondo the use of the legs is encouraged. This is one reason that some martial artists prefer taekwondo over other forms of martial arts. Taekwondo uses a much heavier bag than other styles. This allows for a much thicker defense band and it is harder to break.
There are many different styles of taekwondo. Some include the traditional form, Korean taekwondo, Japansai taekwondo and also higher rank martial artists such as Panmunjebun, Seoul martial arts and others. Many schools and teachers offer different styles of taekwondo to teach. The taekwondo association in Korea offers a degree program in taekwondo, which is very common among high school students.
If you want to learn taekwondo, there is an Olympic training facility in Korea which is the first of its kind. It was established in 1992 and since then there are regular international competitions for taekwondo which can be seen in video formats online. The taekwondo association in Korea is quite strict when it comes to teaching people how to do taekwondo as part of the Olympic program. This means that a taekwondo student is expected to be able at all times be able to participate in the various Olympic events whether he or she is practicing taekwondo in their own local community or is training with an official taekwondo school in the country.