Korean Martial Arts

Korean Martial Arts with GrandMaster Seung-Eun Chae

Lesson Highlights

What is 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.

The meaning of Tae Kwon Do

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.

What is Haidong Gumdo?

Haidong Gumdo is a Korean Sword martial art that has evolved to its current form since 1970. It is now taught and practiced all over the world.

The meaning of Haidong Gumdo

(Hai) / Sea
(Dong) / East
(Gum) / Sword
(Do) / Right way

Haidong refers to the sun rising from the eastern sea and symbolizes the birth of bright light.

Korean Martial Arts Classes will be taught by GrandMaster Seung-Eun Chae