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 in the interaction with another kinds of oriental martial arts. Thus, Taekwondo is similar to them and shares many important trivial features with them. However, we can find some differences between Taekwondo and other kinds of oriental martial arts. First, Taekwondo is very dynamic using much of kicking with active motions. Second, Taekwondo’s principles of motion accord exactly with those of spiritual training and of life in the philosophical depth. Third, Taekwondo is different from other forms of martial arts in terms of active poses and dynamical techniques. These reasons make Taekwondo Beloved by many people in the world.

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