Tae Kwon Do

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At Walker's we study the three categories of formal exercise fundamental to the study of Tae Kwon Do: …

Palgwe Forms

The Palgwe Forms have a deep philosophical reference. They are dynamic symbols of eternal truths, going …

Taeguk Forms

The Taeguk Forms are the basic combat forms, and constitute patterns of modern fighting sequences forward …

Belt Requirements

There are 10 Gups, starting from the 10th Gup (white belt) and ending with the 1st Gup (red-black belt, …

South Korean Flag

The Korean National Flag is very philosophical. The origin comes from the oriental philosophy called …

Terminology

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Training Hall - Doe Jan At Ease - She Oh
Belt - Dee Attention - Cha re-ut
Training …

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A Brief History of Tae Kwon Do

The origin of Tae Kwon Do in Korea can be traced back to the Koguryo …

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Tae Kwon Do Defined:
"Tae" literally means to jump, kick, or smash with the foot. "Kwon" denotes a fist to punch, strike, or block with. "Do" means an art, way, or method to achieve a desired goal. Thus, when taken collectively Tae Kwon Do indicates techniques of unarmed combat for self-defense, using the skillful application of hand and foot techniques for defense from an opponent.

Tae Kwon as a Sport:
Tae Kwon Do is rapidly taking its place the world sport mainstream. Tae Kwon Do was introduced into the Olympic games in 1988 in Seoul, Korea and is one of the most exciting competitive sports today. With the varied use of hand and foot techniques, tremendous skill is required to apply the various tactics with speed, power, and skill without endangering your opponent.


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