Korean Taekwondo

Minggu, 17 Juli 2011

The origin of taekwondo is from  Korea
Taekwondo is a martial art focused on kicking
Tae (태) means "to kick" or "to strike with the foot."
kwon (권) means "to intercept" or "to strike with the hands."
do (도) means "the way of the art"

Taekwondo is the way of the art using kicking and punching. Taekwondo has become very popular and well known for its excellent kicks.

Besides the use for self-defense, taekwondo has also become very popular as a sport. There are many taekwondo competitions all over the world. It is even an event in the Olympics now. In addition, taekwondo teaches more than physical fighting skills. It teaches discipline as well as a way to enhance daily life through training.

Benefits of Taekwondo
Taekwondo offers many benefits for anyone who wishes to practice it. The benefits of taekwondo are great and can help anyone, no matter what age.
For the younger people, taekwondo can offer intense training, greater than most other sports. Practitioners become fit fast, flexible, develop great stamina, learn self-defense, increase muscle, increase coordination, and many other benefits.

For older people, taekwondo can offer the same benefits, but also on a much easier level. It can improve health (safely) and does not have to be as intense as younger practitioners will train. Flexibility is something many older people loose over the years and taekwondo can help them to maintain flexibility and/or get some back that has been lost, providing a much healthier lifestyle. Basic self-defense skills can be learned by all.
Outside of physical benefits of taekwondo, lies some of the greatest benefits of all. Benefits of the mind.
Taekwondo can help increase confidence, self-control, self-assertiveness, leadership, comradeship, positive attitude, training of the mind. It will lead to a more peaceful lifestyle. most importantly, taekwondo can reduce stress. Now that is something everyone can benefit from. No matter what age, these internal benefits will help someone have a better, happier life.

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