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What Is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae Kwon Do means the art of kicking and punching. Tae means foot, Kwon means hand and Do means art. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that is over 2000 years old. One of its ancient names was Tae Kyon. During that era it was deemed a folkloric ritual. Tae Kwon Do originated in the days of tribal communities on the Korean peninsula.

It was debuted as an Official Olympic Sport in Sydney Australia in the year 2000. Tae Kwon Do goes further than just teaching kicks, punches, and blocks. It teaches you mental discipline, confidence, self-control, and good judgment. It helps you become a better person in all aspects of your life. Tae Kwon Do is the way or method of blocking, kicking and punching without weapons. TAE: Kick KWON: Punch DO: Art, method or way of life. The Tae Kwon Do program is usually a 55 minute class starting with a short meditation followed by warm-up, stretching and curriculum techniques programmed for the day.