What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practised for centuries in the orient. Taekwon-Do became perfected in its present form in Korea.
Translated from Korean, ‘Tae’ literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. ‘Kwon’ means a fist - chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. ‘Do’ means art, way or method. Taekwon-Do indicates the technique of unarmed combat for self defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interception with the hands, arms and feet to the rapid destruction of the opponent.
To the Korean people, Taekwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in installing a concept and spirit of strict-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble re-armament.
In these days of violence and intimidation, which seems to plague our modern societies, Taekwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to defend himself or herself and defeat the opponent aswell.
When wrongly applied, it can be a lethal weapon.