What is Taekwon-Do?

Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence, named in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi (1918 – 2002). Taekwon-Dos origins however stretch back to the 7th centaury Silla dynasty, which is why this school is called Silla Taekwon-Do (pronounced Shilla).

Tae stands for Foot, Kwon means Hand, and Do (pronounced dough) translates as Art, or Way┬Ł. So Taekwon-Do means the way of the foot and the hand.

Taekwon-Do consists of over 3,000 individual techniques and each one is performed within the limitations of a students physical abilities. Whether you are young or not so young, whether you have a disability or special needs; none of these things will prevent you from learning Taekwon-Do. You can progress as far as you have the will power and the desire to succeed.

Taekwon-Do is based on the principles of modern science, in particular Newtonian physics and differs from any other martial art. That is not to say that another martial art will not teach you self-defence, but no other martial art comes close to Taekwon-Do for its sheer technical aspect, fitness, and destructive power. The breaking of 10, 15, or even 20 cm thickness of boards is achievable through practise, conditioning, and dedication.

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