Taekwondo is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the Orient. Taekwondo was perfected in its present form in Korea.
Translated from the Korean, “Tae” literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” means a fist, chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist and “Do” means art, way or method.
To the Korean people Taekwondo is more than a mere use of skilled movements. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of strict self-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral rearmament.
In these days of violence and intimidation, which seem to plague our modern societies, Taekwondo enables the weak to possess a fine weapon to defend themselves and defeat the opponent. When wrongly applied it can be a lethal weapon.
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