As well as the sporting and self-defence aspects to Taekwondo the exercise one gets from martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.More
Unlike many other forms of physical activity, martial arts also have a mental element which not only improves the mind’s focus but also helps provide confidence and self control.More
Individuals of all ages take up Taekwondo from 7 to 80 and those who take it up experience the following, Improved muscle tone and appearance, Increased strength and stamina and Reduced stressMore
Taekwondo | Olympic
of Taekwondo is to land kicks and punches on your opponent’s scoring zones: one point is awarded for a valid kick or punch to the torso, two points for a valid spinning kick, three points for a valid kick to the head and four points for a turning kick to the head.
takes place inside an 8m x 8m zone called a court, with each contest made up of three two-minute rounds. Over their white uniform ‘Dobok’, competitors wear colored equipment. The competitor wearing blue is referred to as ‘Chung’, while the competitor in red is ‘Hong’.
It made its debut as an official Olympic sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Since then it has also featured in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and is one of the 26 sports in the London 2012 Olympic Games, Taekwondo is certainly not limited to those in superb physical condition.