Taekwon-do is the scientific use of the body in the method of self defence. A body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.
Translated from Korean, "TAE" literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot, "KWON" means to punch or destroy with the hand or fist and "DO" means art, way or method. Therefore Taekwon-Do means foot, hand, way.
Korean martial arts began more than 2000 years ago and have evolved into what we now know as Taekwon-Do.
Today, Taekwon-Do has many followers throughout the world. It is considered to be one of the most effective forms of self defence and is also a highly effective way of providing mental and physical self development.
To the practitioner, Taekwon-Do is more than just a set of physical exercises. It is more a way of life, utilizing the tenets of Taekwon-Do. These tenets help the student to cope with the stress and pressures of everyday life, as well as developing a noble moral code.