Brief Explanation Of Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a martial art originating from the days of tribal communities on the Korean Peninsula. Taekwondo was developed amongst the tribes as a means of preserving their own life and race as well as building both physical and mental strength.
Literally translated TaeKwonDo means ‘the way of the fist and foot.’ The most important part of the word is ‘Do’ as this translated means ‘the correct way.’ Learning to kick and punch are only physical attributes. By practicing Do and the principles of Taekwondo, students become overall martial artists both physically and mentally. Hence, TaeKwonDO, Kim Chung DO Kwan, Mu DO, Pal Chung DO, Do has relevance in everything we learn.
if learnt correctly is a very technical martial art which results in students learning how to generate maximum power in relation to their size and build. Although Taekwondo practitioners perform a lot of upper body techniques such as blocking and striking, what differentiates Taekwondo from the rest of the martial arts is its superior kicking techniques. However, depending on age and ability not everyone is expected to have superior kicking skill. Taekwondo is truly for anyone who wants to practice.
However, all martial arts have near identical foundations and objectives; to strive for better technique and to understand and put into practice breathing control, technique, stances, posture, power, focus, reaction force and etiquette.
This website is for not only Taekwondo practitioners but for all martial artists to try and gain a little more knowledge and strive for improved technique in their chosen field.
There is no such thing as perfect technique in Taekwondo or any martial art. Students regardless of age, ability, and grade should strive for better technique and a martial art mentality. This attitude is what is known as MuDo what literally translates to ‘spirit of the martial art.’
Every Master, irrespective of type of martial art, has a different method of teaching. By looking at a particular student you can tell which other club they belong to because of their technique. In Kim Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo we are honoured to learn from Grand Master Kim Yong Ho, 9th Dan, and President of The World Taekwonmudo Academy (WTA), who has a unique style of teaching taekwondo.