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Traditional Martial Art & Olympic Sport of Taekwondo, Keighley & Skipton

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‘Taekwondo' comes from the Korean words:

Tae:  A system of foot techniques Kwon: A system of hand techniques Do: The way/art of; incorporating asian philosophy Put simply, Taekwondo means the art of hand and foot

Brief History

Taekwondo is a martial art which has developed from the early days of the tribes living on the Korean Peninsula. Before the use of weapons, combat techniques were developed for means of defense and offense. Even when weapons were developed, the bare-hand fighting techniques were still used to build physical strength and to show off physical strength during matches within tribal communities. Early history of the Korean peninsula describes 3 tribes living there carrying out such displays of unnarmed combat. These 3 tribes were known as Subak, Taekkyon and Takkyon from which Taekwondo developed.During the height of the Korean War in 1952 South korean President Syngman Rhee instructed Choi Hong Hi to introduce the martial arts to the Korean army. Syngman Rhee ordered that the various martial arts schools unify under a single system. It is unclear who submitted the name 'Taekwondo' but either Choi Hong Hi (of Oh Do Kwan) or Duk Sung Son (of Chung Do Kwan) did so and this was accepted April 11, 1955. The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) was formed in 1959/1961 to facilitate the unification. The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was founded in 1966, followed by World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in 1973. More in depth information can be found at the Kukkiwon (Taekwondo Headquarters) website.
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Taekwondo' comes from the Korean words:

Tae:  A system of foot/kicking techniques Kwon: A system of hand techniques Do: The way/art of; incorporating asian philosophy Put simply, Taekwondo means the art of hand and foot

Brief History

Taekwondo is a martial art which has developed from the early days of the tribes living on the Korean Peninsula. Before the use of weapons, combat techniques were developed for means of defense and offense. Even when weapons were developed, the bare-hand fighting techniques were still used to build physical strength and to show off physical strength during matches within tribal communities. Early history of the Korean peninsula describes 3 tribes living there carrying out such displays of unnarmed combat. These 3 tribes were known as Subak, Taekkyon and Takkyon, from which Taekwondo developed. During the height of the Korean War in 1952 South korean President Syngman Rhee instructed Choi Hong Hi to introduce the martial arts to the Korean army. Syngman Rhee ordered that the various martial arts schools unify under a single system. It is unclear who submitted the name 'Taekwondo' but either Choi Hong Hi (of Oh Do Kwan) or Duk Sung Son (of Chung Do Kwan) did so and this was accepted April 11, 1955. The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) was formed in 1959/1961 to facilitate the unification. The international Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was founded in 1966, followed by World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in 1973. More in depth information can be found at the Kukkiwon (Taekwondo Headquarters) website.
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 Traditional Martial Art & Olympic Sport of Taekwondo, Keighley & Skipton

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