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What is Taekwondo (Tae Kwon Do)? Taekwondo is a form of modern Korean martial arts.

It is a mix of self-defense and combat methods with exercise and sports. Taekwondo is distinguishable by its emphasis on high, fast, and also spinning kicks. The name taekwondo has multiple interpretations. It can be transliterated into the way of the hand and the foot. The word taekwondo can be broken into three parts Tae To block or strike with the foot. The word also means !ump K"won To block or strike with the hand or fist #o The way of. The word also mean art

$ll the three words put together translates taekwondo into The art of punching and kicking. It also means The art of combat without any weapons. The word was coined by %hoi &ong &i, whom the International Taekwondo 'ederation recogni(es as the founder and creator of the martial art form. Taekwondo is at present one of the world"s most popular modern martial techni)ues. Taekwondo disciplines The Korean martial art form of Taekwondo consists of four basic disciplines Patterns: These are of two kinds *oomse"s and Tul"s. *oomses or 'orms are techni)ues of attacking and defending mo+ements performed against an imaginary opponent and is done in a predetermined pattern. It ser+es a number of purposes like helping in the refinement of balance, timing, rhythm, breath control, and coordination. Tul"s ha+e ,- patterns in total that represents ,- hours of the day. 'irst black belt consists of ./ patterns. Self-defense: This is also called &osinsul. It is regarded as one of the main taekwondo principles. It mixes a number of techni)ues like grappling or locks and defending against armed attackers. Sparring: 0ules differ in case of sparring in International Taekwondo 'ederation and the 1orld Taekwondo 'ederation matches. It demonstrates techni)ue control and practical applications of the sport. Break test: This is also known as Kyepka. It is extremely popular in the demonstration of taekwondo. $n ob!ect is broken in the demonstration. It is a better way to practice focus, precision, concentration, and power.

Taekwondo ob ecti!es The main ob!ecti+es of Taekwondo are as follows %reate an understanding for taekwondo as an art and also as a sport 0each physical fitness +ia positi+e participation Impro+e emotional e)uanimity and mental discipline $c)uire self-defense skills

%reate a responsible outlook for one self and also for others