Tae kwon-do is the spectacular Korean Martial Art of Kicks and Self Defence
Let's take a closer look at the meaning of the word "Tae" "Kwon" "Do." It is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. "Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do".
Tae kwon-do means "the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world."
Tae kwon-do is very different from many such oriental martial arts. First, physically it is very dynamic with active movements that include a mirage of foot skills. Second, the principle physical movements are in simpatico with that of the mind and life as a whole. Third, it possesses dynamic poses from another perspective.
Tae kwon-do pursues harmonious growth and improvements of life through its unique activities. This is why one could say Tae kwon-do is a way of life. To ultimately enable ourselves to lead more valuable lives, we would do well by finding the guiding principles deeply hidden in Tae kwon-do.
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