Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence and the world’s most popular martial art.
It was first developed by a Korean Army General, Gen. Choi Hong Hi, in the 1950s and 1960s. “Tae” means to jump or kick with the foot; “Kwon” means to punch with the hand or fist; and “Do” means art or way.
Taekwon-Do is also an exciting sport with many spectacular events such as sparring, patterns, power breaking and the high flying special techniques competition. But it is also a martial art suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are run for everyone from beginning to advanced levels, including special classes for children.
Taekwon-Do was designed for self defence, and there is a strong emphasis
on the moral aspects of the art, such as discipline, humility and self
control. These non-physical aspects are known as the “Do”. Members
of International Taekwon-Do are taught aspects
of “Do” as a part of the grading syllabus and are encouraged to live by
the tenets of Taekwon-Do, which are: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance,
Self Control and Indomitable Spirit.