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Martial Arts - 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.

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