TaeKwonDo

TaeKwonDo with Master Seung-Eun Chae

Lesson Highlights

The name Tae Kwon Do is composed of three Korean words:

  • Tae – means jump, kick and hit with the feet. This word represents the leg techniques used.
  • Kwon – The fist. Hand techniques like bumping with the fist, hitting with the hand edge, etc.
  • Do – The Way. This stands for the philosophical background of Tae Kwon Do.

Tae Kwon Do is the Korean style of weaponless martial art developed for self-defense in antiquity. The limbs are turned into effective weapons. The philosophical aspect of the Tae Kwon Do, e.g. self-discipline, overcoming one’s ego, respect for the other, increase self-awareness and increase inner peace. Tae Kwon Do ultimately serves to improve physical and mental performance.