How forceful and how fast are kicks and punches in Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is famous for its powerful kicks and hard-hitting punches. The power in the techniques come from a combination of various factors and among them body weight and speed are important factors. Body weight is applied by movement of the hip or utilising the knee in a spring action; while speed is applied by the […]

Fundamental Exercises in Taekwon-Do: An Introduction

FUNDAMENTAL EXERCISES IN TAEKWON-DO : An Introduction (Gibon Yonsup)   “Fundamental exercises are considered the back bone of Taekwon-Do, for the students can learn a great number of additional movements which are found neither in patterns nor sparrings. […] The student is therefore advised to exercise each fundamental movement correctly and thoroughly one by one […]

How Taekwondo Teaches Us Patience

How Taewkondo teaches us patience

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill Do you find yourself or your kids giving up too quickly on things that take time to achieve? Most of us have ideas of things we want to do or be some time in our life, the only thing holding us back is […]

Taekwondo may help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. […] Diagnosing […]

Theory of Power in Taekwon-Do

THEORY OF POWER IN TAEKWON-DO (Him Ui Wolli) Power in Taekwon-Do comes from a combination of the following: – Reaction force (Bandong Ryok) —— reaction force of your opponent —— reaction force of your own – Concentration (Jip Joong) —— muscles concentrated towards the attacking or defending tool —— muscles concentrated towards the opponent’s vital […]

Taekwondo enhances physio-psycho-social development

Concerned parents desire to impart, develop and enhance the physical, psychological and social competencies of their children, so that their children grow up to be successful adults. For this, parents need to know which activity or activities would lead to this physio-psycho-social developmental goal. It is well-known how Taekwondo benefits kids, teens, and adults, besides […]

Unique Advantages of Taekwon-Do

UNIQUE ADVANTAGES OF TAEKWON-DO “The study of Taekwon-Do offers several unique advantages…” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.1, p.69) – Taekwon-Do training promotes good health. Nothing can be compared to good health. The entire body is trained in a holistic manner, which enhances good health. – Taekwon-Do can be practised individually or in groups. Individual […]

Philosophy of Taekwon-Do

PHILOSOPHY OF TAEKWON-DO (Taekwon-Do Chul hak) “The philosophy of Taekwon-Do is based on the ethical, moral, and spiritual standards by which men can live together in harmony, and its art patterns are inspired by the ideas and exploits of great men from Korean history.” – Gen. Choi Hong Hi (Vol.1, p.89) Gen. Choi opines the […]

Moral Culture in Taekwon-Do

MORAL CULTURE IN TAEKWON-DO (Jungshin Sooyang) “In Taekwon-Do a heavy emphasis is placed on moral culture, for it not only promotes a healthy body and keen mind but good sportsmanship and the perfection of moral behavior. […] the more disciplined and cultivated the mind is, the more disciplined and cultivated will be the student’s use […]

Tenets of Taekwon-Do

TENETS OF TAEKWON-DO (Taekwon-Do Jungshin) Taekwon-Do Aims To Achieve: 1. Courtesy (Ye Ui) 2. Integrity (Yom Chi) 3. Perseverance (In Nae) 4. Self-Control (Guk Gi) 5. Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool) “Needless to say, the success or failure of Taekwon-Do training depends largely on how one observes and implements the tenets of Taekwon-Do which should serve […]