Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts worldwide. The art has a unique and interesting history. In this blog post we focus on World Taekwondo (WT), the international governing body of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. The word “Taekwondo” consists of three parts: “tae,” meaning foot, “kwon,” meaning fist or hand, and “do,” meaning way. Although Korea had its own native martial arts for thousands of years, Taekwondo, as we know it today, originated in the 1950s. In this blog, post I provide a concise history of the art.
So, you or your child want to start martial arts. That’s GREAT news – martial arts can benefit you in so many ways! But here’s an age-old question: Will it be Karate or Taekwondo? You’re not the first person to think about this. It’s a dilemma many people face. To decide, there are many questions …
It has been said that you can learn anything online. Khan Academy, a leader in free online learning resources and the global classroom concept, embraces that notion through this motto: Whoever you are, wherever you are, you only have to know one thing: you can learn anything. In this article, I share with you excerpts from an interview with Instructor Adam Gerrald, the Lead Taekwondo Instructor for Global Martial Arts University, regarding WHAT you need at home to be successful, as well as sound advice on HOW to train at home.