There are several hundred different types of martial arts. If you are looking into studying martial arts, below is a brief description of the most popular variations. Martial arts are practiced for a variety of different reasons including self-defense, physical fitness, entertainment and competition. Some even consider martial arts as a way of achieving spiritual growth. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, combines both self-defense and attack, as a way of sport and exercise. The martial art focuses on high kicks and quick hand movements. Taekwondo is based upon the belief that the leg is the strongest and extreme reaching limb that a person has, hence having the greatest potential to be used as a powerful weapon while keeping an attacker at a distance. The sport is very good to improve agility, power, balance, flexibility and patience. Aikido is a kind of martial art that originates from...Read more
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Following 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...Read more
Whenever 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?Read more
- 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.