Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art inaugurated in Korea on April 11th 1955 following extensive research and development by the founder Major General Choi Hong 9th degree black belt.
Translated literally "Tae" means to kick or break with the foot, "Kwon" means to punch or break with the hand or fist and "Do" means art way of method. So "Tae Kwon Do" is an unarmed art for self defence - chiefly applying hand and foot techniques to block, intercept and strike an opponent!
Tae Kwon Do is a very dynamic martial art! Typical Tae Kwon Do techniques are those most often seen in the movies, typified with lots of jumping and high section kicks!
It is important to remember that Tae Kwon Do is a martial art. Not only do we teach and train for the more dynamic sport techniques and self defence but we try to also enforce a more positive approach to life as deonstrated by the tenets we encourage our students to follow.