About Tae Kwon Do

Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by it’s fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as ‘the way of hand and foot’.

My definition of the name Taekwondo is Tae=’to strike or block with the foot’ or ‘to kick’, it also means ‘jump’ K’won=’Fist’, ‘to strike or block with hand’ Do=’The way of’ or ‘art’. Put this together and Taekwondo means: “The art of Kicking and Punching” or “The art of unarmed combat”. The sport has been founded in Korea and is one of the popular modern martial arts.

Disciplinces of taekwondo Taekwondo has four disciplinces which are explained in a separate page/chapter of this site. The four displinces are:

  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defence
  • Breaktest

It is the combination of these four disciplines that makes the art called Tae Kwon Do. General Tae Kwon Do Information:

  • Oath
  • Tenets
  • Conduct
  • Belt Colours
  • Terminology