TAEKWONDO was originated in Korea many
centuries ago. It can be
traced to Tae-kyon, a primitive activity that consists of a form of kick
& leg manoeuvring exercises & was taught to solders &
During the Japanese occupation of
Korea, Karate & Chinese Kung fu were introduced in Korea. Thus enabling them to combine the Tae-kyon & the foreign
art into one.
TAEKWONDO gain popularity both as a
sport & a form of unarmed combat training throughout the world,
supported by the fact that everyone young or old, men or women can
practice this art regardless of physical strength or weight.
The virtues derived from incessant training is as follows:
Keep talking at a minimum during rest
periods; don’t talk at all while class is in session
Use the minutes before practice begins
& during breaks in the class to work on your TAEKWONDO
Show respect at all times for your
instructor & fellow students
Outside of class, practice your
TAEKWONDO skills in unprovocative settings.
Fighting outside of the class may be grounds for your
dismissal, unless you are fighting for your life in a self-defense
Loose-fitting clothing, long pants, a
warm–up suit or a TAEKWONDO uniform is acceptable attire for
When you purchase a TAEKWONDO uniform,
ask your instructor demonstrate how to tie the belt
Remove all jewelry before you begin
training, & be sure that your fingernails & toenails do not
have any sharp edges
Don’t chew gum during practice
Wear a mouth guard & a protective
groin guard for sparing
When you practice with a partner,
strike with accuracy & control.
Good sporting behavior & courtesy are essential during
Never criticize other marital arts
styles or instructors.
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