means to kick or to strike with the foot.
means fist or to strike with the hand, and
mean discipline or Art.
Taken all together, (TaeKwonDo)
means the art of kicking and punching. The Art of unarmed combat.
as it has come to be developed over the years, is a unique martial art with both quick, straight line movements that simulate various Japanese styles and circular moves of some Chinese styles.
The distinguishing part of TaeKwonDo is that it is recognized for its powerful Kick.
Let us not forget that TaeKwonDo is more than physical power it is also the transformation toward moral and spiritual development of its students.
TAEKWONDO CODES OF CONDUCT
to your country
to your friends
to your school
Faithfulness to your spouse
yourself and others
your brothers and sisters
Finish what you begin
Never take life unjustly
The practice of forms is the most important element in development of proper TaeKwonDo techniques.
Required for advancement at every level from beginner through master.
Through the practice of these forms, the student develops coordination, balance, timing, breath control, and rhythm, all of which are essential techniques to the TaeKwonDo
When a student has mastered the specific forms for his belt level and demonstrated increased proficiency with the basic techniques he is ready to advance to the next level.
students must master far more than the required form at their current belt level to advance, the repeated practice of forms will the student develop a strong sophisticated combative way of defending or attacking from all possible directions with blocks, kicks and strikes.
I. T. F. FORMS:
W. T. F. FORMS:
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