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Learn About Our Style of Martial Arts Training

There are many reasons why someone might want to pursue martial arts: maybe you thoroughly enjoy martial arts movies, perhaps you watch anime, potentially bored with other fitness programs like gyms, want to learn self-defense, or looking for a family-friendly environment, to name a few.


It is recommended you have a general understanding of the style of martial arts before beginning the search for the best fit school for you.


Our style of martial arts training is called Taekwondo.


The following information is taken from Olympic.org 

TAEKWONDO IS A TRADITIONAL KOREAN MARTIAL ART PRACTISED IN 206 COUNTRIES.

WHAT IS TAEKWONDO?

Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art, which means "the way of kicking and punching". In taekwondo, hands and feet can be used to overcome an opponent, but the trademark of the sport is its combination of kick movements.

A LONG HISTORY

The origin of taekwondo dates back to Korea's Three-Kingdom era (c.50 BC) when Silla Dynasty warriors, the Hwarang, began to develop a martial art - Taekkyon ("foot-hand").

GO GLOBAL

During the early 20th century, taekwondo became the dominant form of martial arts practised in Korea. Subsequently taekwondo was designated as the Korean national martial art to be promoted internationally. In 1973, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was founded as the worldwide legitimate governing body of the sport, and the first World Championships were held in Seoul, Korea that year.

RECENT OLYMPIC HISTORY

Taekwondo is one of the two Asian martial arts included on the Olympic programme. Taekwondo made its debut as a demonstration Olympic sport at the 1988 Seoul Games, and became an official medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Games.

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