Category Archives: Taekwondo

Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a martial art that prioritizes defeating opponents with powerful kicks and agility. This martial art style was developed in Korea during the 1960s and 1970s, and is a fusion of Okinawa karate, Chinese martial arts and other Korean traditions. This martial art form gained international recognition 2000 Summer Olympics, when it became a full metal sport. Despite its accolades, taekwondo offers practitioners much more than self-defence skills. There are several ways, both physical Read more [...]

Basic Taekwondo Stances Explained

This martial art involves fast spinning and powerful kicks. It is an amalgamation of Karate, Korean martial art forms and Chinese fighting tactics. A Little about Taekwondo Soon after the end of Japanese imperialism in 1945, nine kwans (schools) were established by martial artists who studied and trained in Japan. Each of these schools had differences in their methods of teaching and thus the term ‘taekwondo’ could not be coined during this time as each school was unique. But, when the Read more [...]