Taekwondo (태권도 / 跆拳道) is the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, which teaches more than mere physical fighting skills. It is a discipline which shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. It is also a modern sport that has gained international reputation, and among the official games in the Olympics.
‘Tae‘ means to kick or smash with the feet, ‘kwon‘ implies punching or destroying with the hands or fists and ‘do‘ means the art orthe way. Hence, taekwondo, a Korean phraseology, literally means the art of foot and hand fighting. ‘The way’ indicates not only the physical but also the spiritual aspect of this form of martial art. In reality, greater emphasis is placed on the spiritual rather than the physical matters of the art. The ultimate purpose of taekwondo, the true martial art, is the development of healthy bodies and virtues of modesty, benevolence, valour, wisdom, justice, courtesy and perseverance. Therefore, the true Taekwondo enables the realization of the full potential of man, both spiritual and physical.
As a Martial Art
As a Modern Sport
As a form of Physcial Exercise
As an Education Tool
Self Control – Perseverance – Courtesy – Integrity – Indomitable Spirit