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About Taekwon-Do

ABOUT TKD

WHAT IS TAEKWON-DO


Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence and the world's most popluar martial art.

Taekwon-Do is an exciting sport with many spectacular events such as sparring, patterns, power breaking and high flying special techniques competition as illustrated below. But it is also a martial art suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are run for everyone from beginning to advanced levels, including special classes for children.

Patterns

Patterns or Tul as they are known in Korean are designed to simulate combat against an attacker and are used practise individual movements in order to perfect them.

Power Breaking

Power breaking is a demonstration of both power and technique in order to break boards. Power breaking is often an event at tournaments.

Specialty Breaking

Specialty breaking is a way of demonstrating skill and accuracy in order to break boards, often combined with flying techniques.

Sparring

Sparring is an integral part of Taekwon-Do as it demonstrates a students ability to use the techniques they have practiced against another opponent. There are differnt types of sparring including step sparring and free sparring.

Fitness

Keeping fit is important as it not only helps prevent injury but also assists with training and a students flexibility and endurance when competing.

Self Defence

Self-defence is taught as part of Taekwon-Do in order to teach students how to defend themselves on the street while out in real world.

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