- Home /Contact Us
- What is Tae kwon do?
- What to expect in a lesson.
- Introductory 2 Free Lessons
- News Letters
- World Championship Team
- Competition and Grading Results.
- Colour Belt Grading Syllabus
- Korean Terminology
- Black Belt Infomation
- Grading & Course Diary Dates
- Competition & Summer Camp Dates
- Useful Links
- Club Instructors
What is Tae kwon do ?
It is an ancient form of unarmed combat and self defence, involving skilled application of punches, kicks and blocks, for rapid destruction of an opponent.
It is also implies a way of thinking and spiritual discipline.
TAE – means to jump, smash or kick with the Foot
KWON – means to punch or destroy with the fist
DO – is the art or the way.
Tenents of Tae kwon do
To be polite to one's instructors, seniors and fellow students.
To be honest with oneself. One must be able to define right and wrong.
To achieve a goal, whether it is a higher grade or any technique, one must not stop trying; one must persevere.
To lose one's temper when performing techniques against an opponent can be very dangerous and shows lack of control. To be able to live, work and train within one's capability shows good self control.
To show courage when you and your principles are pitted against overwhelming odds.