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About Taekwondo

What is Taekwondo

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts. that teaches more than physical fighting skills.

It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.

Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.

Why Learn Taekwondo?

A popular Korean martial art, Taekwondo combines combat and self-defense techiques with sport and exercise. Physically, it helps develop strength, speed, flexibility, stamina and encourages a positive mental attitude.

“Tae” means to kick or smash with the feet, “Kwon” implies punching or destroying with the hands or fists and “Do” refers to the art or the 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.

Benefits of Taekwondo

  • Enhance self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers
  • Build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and take control of your life
  • Develop discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo.
  • Teach self-defense by training you to recognize situations in which physical self-defense may be necessary, and teaching you how to control such situations to your advantage
  • Strengthen your mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline
  • Character education in young children as it instils virtues such as patience and respect for instructors and peers
  • Relieve stress through vigorous physical activities
  • Helps fight dementia as studies suggest improvements in cognitive functions over time