About Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a martial art developed in Korea during the 1950's. It was first introduced to the UK in 1967 and the TAGB, The Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain was formed in 1983.
Tae Kwon Do is both a mental and physical discipline.
It is both a Martial Art and a modern International Olympic Sport.
Tae - literally means to jump or kick with the foot.
Kwon - means to punch, block with the hand/ fist.
Do - means art, way or method
As the largest martial arts organisation in the world the TAGB has over 25,000 accredited members, 600 schools, and organises seminars with World Masters, demonstrations, and national, regional and international championships every month of the year..
IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME?
Tae Kwon Do incorporates many different aspects which can have a wide range of positive effects on your life. It is suitable for adults and children alike.
Tae Kwon Do can help develop:
Self confidence, self control, self esteem, and self disipline
Help to increase fitness levels, improve flexibility and coordination
How to overcome bullying and non violent conflict resolution techniques
Communicative and social skills
Tae Kwon Do training offers a variety of different aspects, from self defence techniques, to pattern work and sparring. All of which are suitable for adults and children alike.
Tae Kwon Do has a theory aspect to it as well as the practical, we call this terminology.
Both practical skills and knowledge of theory are assessed at each colour belt grading.
There are many sources available to help students learn their required terminology.
Due to time constraints in lessons, main responsibility of learning the required terminology is down to the student.