History of Taekwondo

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History of Taekwondo

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Purpose of TKD

It is for everyone to use it for self defense purposes.


The name Taekwondo is derived from the Korean language meaning "way of the foot and fist"Taekwondo was created in 1955, which was the result of Koreas history.In Koreas history, there were many diffent forms of martial arts that were used to unify itself.Once Japan took over Korea in WW1, they ended up trading martial arts techniques.When WW1 was over Korea combined those arts which resulted in having taekwondo.

My TKD Experience

History of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has taught me alot of things. Besides learning how to defend myself, it has taught me:1. Courtesy2. Integrity3. Perserverance4. Self-ControlAlso, It helped me1. Be Humble2. Be Patient3. Be Diligent4. Be Courageous5. Be Respectful

Taekwondo, under the leadership of the World Taekwondo Federation has grown into an international art and sport practiced in over 190 counties worldwide.1977- U.S. Amateur Athletes Union accepted TKD as an official sport.1976- TKD was also admitted to the General Association of International Sports Federations and the International Council of Military Sports.1988- TKD became an olympic sport.

Sample of practice

1. Membership Oath2. Meditate3. Stretches4. Practice kicks/combos5. Practice pattern6. Rest7. Spar8. Practice techniques9. Kick bags10. End practice


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