WHAT IS TAEKWONDO?
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.The number of WTF members is currently 206 countries .Taekwondo is certainly not limited to those in superb physical condition. Anyone can take advantage of its benefits when learning proper techniques.
Meaning of Taekwondo
It is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. Tae means foot, leg, or to step on; Kwon means fist, or fight; and Do means the way or discipline. If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind Tae Kwon Do. First, Taekwondo is the right way of using Tae and Kwon ?fists and feet,? or all the parts of the body that are represented by fists and feet. Second, it is a way to control or calm down fights and keep the peace. Thus Taekwondo means ?the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world.? There are five universal tenets in Taekwondo:Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control , Indomitable Spirit