What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that is most famous for its dazzling array of fluid and powerful kicks, complemented by other techniques like punches and blocks. Admitted into the Olympics as a full medal sport in the year 2000, Taekwondo displays to the world the beauty of its attacks as well as the importance of its footwork. Taekwondo athletes gain flexibility through routine static and dynamic stretching, mental fitness through meditation and poomse (forms), strength through the various drills, endurance and cardiovascular health through vigorous workouts. Of course, athletes also have many chances to form new friendships through various social activities. It is truly an excellent martial art and sport for people of all ages and types.
There are many advantages to taking up Taekwondo. The sport now has more than 60 million participants worldwide of all ages, shapes and sizes – and it’s easy to see why.
- Improved strength and stamina
- Greater flexibility
- Improved agility and reflexes
- Higher confidence levels
- Reduced stress levels
- Higher levels of concentration and discipline