Technical Vocabulary of ITF-Style Taekwondo

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Taekwondo Vocabulary (ITF-style) A technical vocabulary is a vocabulary that lists the names of different techniques. The names of the techniques vary with different styles of Taekwondo. The nomenclature used below is as per the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) defined style of Taekwondo, also known as ITF-style Taekwondo. TECHNICAL VOCABULARY OF ITF-STYLE TAEKWONDO Other vocabularies: […]

Technical Vocabulary of WTF-Style Taekwondo

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TECHNICAL VOCABULARY OF WTF-STYLE TAEKWONDO A technical vocabulary is a vocabulary that lists the names of different techniques of Taekwondo. The names of the techniques vary with different styles of Taekwondo. The nomenclature used below is as per the Kukkiwon defined style of Taekwondo, also known as Kukki Taekwondo, or Olympic Taekwondo, or WTF-style Taekwondo. […]

Basic Vocabulary of Taekwondo

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BASIC VOCABULARY OF TAEKWONDO Other vocabularies: Technical Vocabulary of ITF-Style Taekwondo Technical Vocabulary of WTF-Style Taekwondo DEFINITION foot – tae fist – kwon way/ path/ discipline/ art – do The term “Taekwondo” signifies “the way/path/discipline/art of the foot and the fist”. Different styles of Taekwondo may define it differently with slight variations. For example, “the […]

Kwans, Organisations and Styles of Taekwondo

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Organisations and Syles of Taekwondo At the end of World War II (1939-1945) and Japan’s colonial rule (1910-1945) over Korea, senior masters of Korean martial arts practising different styles, started to open up their own schools known as “kwans”. Kwans -In 1945, Won Kuk Lee opened “Chung Do Kwan” (also known as “the blue wave […]