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Modern history of Taekwondo – Prime Taekwondo School

show2Following the nomination of Taekwondo as a national martial art in 1971, the present Kukkiwon was founded in 1972 to be used as the headquarters as well as the site of various Taekwondo competitions. Then a year later, in 1973 the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was established. In 1973, the biennial World Taekwondo Championships was organized. In 1984, Taekwondo was admitted to the Asian Games as an official event. In 1975, Taekwondo was accepted as an official sport by the U.S Amateur Athletic Union [AAU] and also admitted to the General Association of International Sports Federations [GAISF – later renamed SportAccord], followed by the adoption of official sports event by the International Council of Military Sports [CISM] in 1976 and by International University Sports Federation [FISU] in 1986 . The WTF became an IOC-recognized sports federation in 1980, making Taekwondo an Olympic sport. Then the adoption of Taekwondo as an...
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What are differences between Taekwondo and Karate

show6Whenever someone considers learning martial arts, they often have a question about "How are Tae Kwon Do and Karate different?" Or, "Which is better?" To answer this, we'll start by saying that both are excellent forms of martial arts training and each offers numerous benefits. The main principles of both Taekwondo (or Tae Kwon Do) and Karate emphasize on self-discipline and a high code of personal conduct. Both forms of martial arts have a sport competition aspect which however makes up only part of the entire curriculum. So, how are they different?
  • Taekwondo emphasizes kicking techniques, while Karate focuses on hand strikes.
  • Taekwondo = Korea. Karate = Okinawa, Japan (with roots from hand fighting in China).
  • Prearranged sequences of techniques, generally known as forms, are referred to as Poomsae in Taekwondo, and Kata in Karate
  • Tae Kwon Do is an Olympic sport.
  • The specific postures, stances, and movements differ significantly between Taekwondo and Karate.
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What is Taekwondo?

show3Taekwondo (or Tae Kwon Do) is an extremely developed system of fighting skills, which is a very scientific martial art as a Korean traditional one. However, the Taekwondo is not to be confined in the concept of fighting skills. Taekwondo spirit includes the “DO” which advances both mind and life, and you can find this in the etiquette and mind training. Taekwondo is also a martial art that was developed as a worldwide sport today. In this manner, Taekwondo can be defined as a scientific fighting skill inclusive of a good training method on mind and body, which is a worldwide sport at the same time. Taekwondo has been developed almost all the way along with the flow of Korean history for a long time. And since the history of Korea was much influenced by another countries around with its influences over them the development of Taekwondo was...
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