W h a t  i s  T a e  K w o n  D o  ?

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art originating over 2000 years ago. As with all martial arts, it is believed to have originated from a simple need to survive against wild animals and marauding raiders. Nevertheless, it has grown into a martial art rich with heritage, spirit, and wisdom, as well as a massively popular world sport, and the second Asian martial arts to be accepted into the Olympic games (the first being judo).

Broken down, the name Tae Kwon Do can be revealed to have three parts. "Tae" means "foot" or "leg." "Kwon" means "fist," and "Do" means the "way" or "life." Thus, Tae Kwon Do can be understood to be simply the "way of hand and foot," and, upon deeper examination, be revealed to mean the way of hand and foot, to be used only to bring justice and peace to those in need.

It is a martial art with a proud tradtion, and a wonderful way to systematically and positivelly challenge and train your mind, body, and soul.

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