taekwondo:art of korea

Taekwondo is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. In fact, World Taekwondo sparring competitions award additional points for strikes that incorporate spinning kicks, kicks to the head, or both.

Theory of power

The emphasis on speed and agility is a defining characteristic of Taekwondo and has its origins in analyses undertaken by Choi Hong Hi. The results of that analysis are known by ITF practitioners as Choi's Theory of Power. Choi based his understanding of power on biomechanics and Newtonian physics as well as Chinese martial arts. For example, Choi observed that the kinetic energy of a strike increases quadratically with the speed of the strike, but increases only linearly with the mass of the striking object. In other words, speed is more important than size in terms of generating power. This principle was incorporated into the early design of Taekwondo and is still used.

What will you learn

  • Forms practice are choreographed techniques that are the encyclopedia of Taekwondo.

  • Step sparring (in which students practice pre-arranged sparring combinations); and point sparring 

  • Breaking  of boards is used for testing, training, and martial arts demonstrations. Demonstrations often also incorporate bricks, tiles, and blocks of ice or other materials. These techniques can be separated into three types:

  • Self-defense techniques

  • Learning the fundamental techniques of Taekwondo; these generally include kicks, blocks, punches, and strikes, with somewhat less emphasis on grappling and holds

  • Throwing and/or falling technique

  • Both anaerobic and aerobic workout, including stretching

  • Relaxation and meditation exercises, as well as breathing control

  • A focus on mental and ethical discipline, etiquette, justice, respect, and self-confidence

  • Development of personal success and leadership skills

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