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THE HISTORY OF

TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art that is known for its emphasis on fast, powerful, kicking techniques which distinguishes it from other martial arts. The rationale is that the leg is the longest and strongest weapon a martial artist has, and kicks thus have the greatest potential to execute powerful strikes without successful retaliation.

Taekwondo combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and the unification of mind, body & spirit. Over 60 million people worldwide practice Taekwondo and it has been an Olympic event since 2000.

The literal translation of taekwondo is ‘The way of the foot and the fist’, as tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way”, “method”, or “path”.

KOREAN TERMINOLOGY

Axe Kick – Naeryeo Chagi

Back Kick – Dwi Chagi

Crescent Kick – Bandal Chagi

Inside Crescent Kick – An Chagi (Bandal An Chagi)

Outside Crescent Kick – Bakkat Chagi (Bandal Bakkat Chagi)

Downward Roundhouse Kick – Dollyo Naeryeo Chagi

Double Roundhouse Kick – Narae Chagi

 

Front Kick – Ap Chagi

Hook Kick – Huryeo Chagi

Flying Back Kick – Twi-myo Dwi Chagi

Flying Side Kick – Twi-myo Yeop Chagi

Jumping Back Kick – Eedan Dwi Chagi

Jumping Front Kick – Eedan Ap Chagi

Knee Strike – Mureup Chigi (or Moreup Chigi)

Push Kick – Meereo Chagi

Repeating Kick – Geodeup Chagi

Roundhouse Kick – Dollyo Chagi

Scissor Kick – Kawi Chagi

Side Kick – Yeop Chagi

Spinning Hook Kick – Dwi Huryeo Chagi

Twisting Kick – Bituro Chagi

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We aim to enhance and empower the lives of individuals, through

the physical and mental training in the art of TaekwonDo