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The Art

Taekwondo; “Tae” means to destroy with the feet, “Kwon” means to strike or smash with the hand and “Do” means “path” or “way’, hence Taekwondo is loosely translated as “the art of kicking and punching”, It is widely believe that a Buddhist monk named Won Qwang originated the five principles; Etiquette, Modesty, Perseverance, Self-control and Indomitable spirit, that today form the basis of Taekwondo.This art is renowned for its exceptional kicking techniques; it is viewed not only as an extremely effective self-defence system but is also a very popular international sport. Early training involves basic stances, simple punching, blocking and kicking techniques. As skill levels rise, these forms progress into higher level of difficulty, allowing the student to gain fluidity and dexterity before competitive training.

Learning Taekwondo can have benefits in many different aspects of our everyday life, these include:

• Health and Fitness
• Flexibility and Stamina
• Confidence and Well-being
• Self-awareness and assertiveness
• Comradeship
• Self-defence skills
• Stress reduction and positive attitude
• Strength of character
• Discipline of mind and body