Taekwondo is not just a martial-arts style, it’s the national sport of South Korea. Outside Korea, it’s wildly popular; an estimated 100 million people worldwide practice this Olympic sport! Check out this short blog post to learn more about Taekwondo and the GMAU Taekwondo program.
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that focuses on self-defense techniques using kicks, strikes, blocks, and punches.
The name “Taekwondo” includes three Korean words: “Tae” which means to strike or break with foot, “Kwon” which means to strike or break with fist, and “Do” which means the way or the path.
Taekwondo places a strong emphasis on discipline, respect, and self-control, and it’s often practiced as a competitive sport. It’s also a form of exercise that can improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
In Taekwondo, practitioners wear a uniform called a dobok and they’re ranked based on their skill level, which is indicated by colored belts. The ranking system typically progresses from white belt for beginners to black belt for advanced students.
Taekwondo has become a popular martial art around the world, and it’s practiced by people of all ages and skill levels.
Who Should Train in Taekwondo?
Children can benefit from Taekwondo training as it teaches them important life skills such as self-discipline, respect, and confidence. It can also help them develop physical skills such as coordination, balance, and flexibility. Taekwondo can also be a fun and engaging way for children to stay active and socialize with others.
Adults can also benefit from Taekwondo training as it provides a full-body workout that can improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. It can also be an effective stress reliever and improve mental focus and concentration.
Whether you’re interested in Taekwondo as a sport, for self-defense, or simply as a way to stay active and healthy, it’s a great option.
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