What is Taekwondo?

  • Throughout the past 2000 years, this Korean martial art of Taekwondo has evolved into an exact science. Going beyond the basic principles of respect and discipline coupled with physical fitness and self defense, Taekwondo has grown with exponential development to become a full medal Olympic sport in the summer games. Due to the overwhelming popularity, Taekwondo is now officially the most practiced martial art and martial sport in the world. As we teach every single student in our school, “Tae means to kick or squash with the foot. Kwon implies a hand or fist to punch, block, strike or destroy. Do denotes the art or the way. Thus, Taekwondo is the art of kicking, blocking, and punching.”