WHAT IS TAE KWON DO?
"Tae" means the "Foot", "Kwon" means the "Fist" and "Do" means the "Way". It is one of the most sophisticated self-defence arts from the Orient. The martial art of Tae Kwon Do allows a participant to use his/her hands and feet to block, retaliate, strike and attack for self-defence purposes. These skills are known to have saved many lives on numerous occasions. In recent years, Tae Kwon Do has also developed into a modern international amateur sport without sacrificing the martial art spirit and tradition. Tae Kwon Do has about 20 million practitioners in approximately 120 countries around the world. Tae Kwon Do is also an olympic sport.
"Tae Kwon Do" in Korean script
MENTAL BENEFITS OF TAE KWON DO
Taekwondo training results in the building
of personal character and helps to develop:
- Self-Respect and
Respect for Others
- Indomitable Spirit
With this training, one can effectively deal with stress & difficult encounters of daily life.
PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF TAE KWON DO
Regular training in Tae Kwon Do can result in the improvement of:
- Overal fitness of the body
- Aerobic stamina(endurance)
- Body coordination
- Flexibility and speed
- Anaerobic and stamina
(muscular strength and endurance)
With a fit body, a participant can have a fit and focused mind.
TAE KWON DO IS FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.
Tae Kwon Do Tenets
- Courtesy (Yae ie)
- Integrity (Yomchi)
- Perserverance (In nae)
- Self Control (Geuk gi)
- Indomitable Spirit (Baek Chul Bool Gool)
Royal Tae Kwon Do Academy
Northern Branch Tenets