Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tae Kwon-Do History

About The Art

Tae Kwon-Do means the "way of the hand and foot". It consists of dynamic and sharp, free flowing movements to produce a balance of beauty and power. Tae Kwon-Do has its trademark of dazzling kicking techniques and is a complete system of self-defense and personal improvement in all areas. It gives its practitioners self-confidence, self-respect, self-discipline, and coordination.

Tae Kwon-Do strives to develop the positive aspects of an individual's personality: Respect, Courtesy, Loyalty, Courage, Patience, Perseverance, Self-Control, an Indomitable Spirit and a sense of Responsibility. These mental characteristics (along with the physical ability) are beneficial to the mental life of students as well as to their families and friends. With its practical means of self-defense and its complete regimen of physical conditioning, Tae Kwon-Do offers a total fitness program integrating mind, body and spirit.

Today, Tae Kwon-Do is the most recognized martial art in the world, and a popular international sport. It was a demonstration sport at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympic Games, and became an official sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most anticipated games to watch at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. As of today, Tae Kwon-Do is the only martial art of its type to be an official Olympic sport.

Benefits of Practicing Tae Kwon-Do

Many benefits can be realized by practicing the art of Tae Kwon-Do. Some of them are:

  • Increased FlexibilityImproved physical fitness
  • Self-discipline
  • Enhanced concentration
  • Stress management
  • Confidence building
  • Personal protection skills
  • Shared interesting activity/fun
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Weight Control
  • Increased Strength, Speed & Stamina

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