Tae Kwon-Do, the traditional martial art for the modern world!
Developed over several centuries, Tae Kwon-Do is an evolution of Karate and similar to Kick Boxing but combining traditional disciplines.
Its flexible nature means it’s perfect for both older and younger people. Tae Kwon-Do training is about learning to discipline your mind as well as your body and TAGB instructors always include elements in their teaching which help their students to develop mentally as well as physically.
What is Tae Kwon-Do?
Tae Kwon-Do originated in the Korean Army and is the national sport of South Korea.
Tae – means to jump, kick or smash with the foot
Kwon – means the hand, chiefly to punch or destroy
Do – means art, way or method
Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot” or “the art of kicking and punching.”
The art in general emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg’s greater reach and power (compared to the arm). Tae Kwon-Do training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. These are taught using set drills, sparring and pad to improve technique and proven exercise routines to improve fitness.
Technique speed and accuracy of kicking make Tae Kwon-Do stand out from other martial arts.
Self Defence practice and disciplined drills work the mind and body.
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