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Pronunciation: Taekwon-do  not Tie Kwon-Do

The meaning of Taekwon-Do:

The bringing together of art and science in the human endeavor defined as the scientific use of the body to bring about the rapid destruction of one’s opponent. The name Taekwon-Do describes a system of a Korean Art of Self-Defence, devised and named by the man who is acknowledged as the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi.

Translated literally, Taekwon-Do means “The Art of Foot and Hand Fighting”. It is, however, more than just that. The human body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training, it is an art that has no equal in either power or technique. Though it is a martial art, its discipline, technique, and mental training are the mortar for building a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve. It is this mental conditioning that separates the true practitioners from the sensationalist content with mastering only the fighting aspect of aspects of the art.


Foundation Exercises:


  • Moving forward / back, middle punch walking stance
  • Moving forward / back, lower forearm block, walking stance
  • Moving forward / back, lower block with knife-hand, walking stance
  • Moving forward / back, inner forearm block, walking stance
  • Moving forward / back, front snap kick, walking stance

Fundamental Exercise Patterns:

  • Saju Jurgi
  • Saju Makgi
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