TAEKWONDO (Korean 태권도 ) is a martial art originating in Korea which has been developing for thousands of years. It combines training of the mind for discipline, combat and self-defense techniques. In Korean, tae (태) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도) means “spiritual way”, or “method”.
Taekwondo is not only a method of physical exercise, but also a mental training for discipline. By learning taekwondo, courtesy, concentration, integrity, perseverance, respect, self-confidence, self-control and indomitable spirit can be developed.