Kw-logo-smaller

Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts that combines kicking and punching.
Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is one of the world's oldest forms of martial arts. If you've ever wanted to learn how to break boards or bricks with your hands, then Tae Kwon Do could be the sport for you.

Tae Kwon Do - What is it?

Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts that combines high standing and jump kicks, as well as punches. It's translation into English means, "The way of foot and fist fighting." Training in Tae Kwon Do involves learning kicking, punching and blocking in various combinations of traditional sets known as hyung. As students improve their hyung, they receive different belts, with a black belt being the highest level. However, Tae Kwon Do (as with all martial arts) isn't used as a way to beat the crap out of someone you don't like. It's a form of self-defense that involves strict mental and physical training and strong moral character.

Tae Kwon Do - History

Tae Kwon Do has been around for over 2,000 years. This martial arts discipline is believed to have been founded in Korea by Hwarang warriors who developed Tae Kwon Do as a way to defend themselves from the invading armies of Japan. The guiding principles of the Hwarang warriors were loyalty, duty, trustworthiness, valor and justice. These same principles are still a part of modern day Tae Kwon Do, which also emphasizes respecting your parents, brothers, sisters, friends and teachers - and staying in school.

Tae Kwon Do - Where Can I Learn?

Tae Kwon Do is a fun and healthy martial arts form. Learning this sport teaches you self-defense and will help you stay physically and mentally fit. It's also a great way to learn how to do cool things like break boards, or a stack of bricks, with your bare hands - but don't try this unless you've had proper training from a qualified Tae Kwon Do teacher. Tae Kwon Do classes are available all across the world, so talk to your P.E. teacher or someone at a nearby community center if you're interested in taking lessons.

Related Stories:

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

my dad knows how
commented: Mon Sep 23, 2013

Nimsajeay

Nimsajeay wrote:

I'm a 2nd degree black belt.
commented: Mon Sep 23, 2013

Ginnyweasley12
I wish I could learn...
commented: Wed Aug 21, 2013

there are 26 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Karatepoll

Best Reason to Learn Karate?

  • So I Can Smash Boards with my Fist.
  • Self-Defense.
  • Physical Fitness.
  • Increase Mental Concentration.

related stories

Micro_running-micro
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get outside and get active. Running is a great ...
Micro_a mic
Yoga is a growing phenomenon and more pro athletes are doing it every year. The competition is pr...
Micro_prsamurai-micro
Power Rangers Samurai is a source to teach kids know the value of friendship, determination and l...
Jackie Chan and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles know karate so why shouldn't you? Kidzworld take...

Sports in the forums

keirian
Football soccer rugby
reply about 5 hours
babydoll2baby
it is a sport
reply about 7 hours
peppermintbark101
swimming :)
reply about 10 hours
K9companion
Pro- Barcelona Club- Stars FC
reply about 16 hours
maicon85
messi yyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :D
reply about 16 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!