University of Leicester Taekwon-Do Club

The Fundamentals


What is Taekwon-Do?

Taekwon-Do is the scientific use of the body in the method of self-defence; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.

Composition of Taekwon-Do (Taekwon-Do Goosong)

Fundamental movements - Patterns - Sparring - Conditioning - Self-defence techniques

Meaning of Taekwon-Do

Tae-stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot.
Kwon-denotes the fist - chiefly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist.
Do-means an art or way - the right way built and paved by the saints and sages in the past.

Thus taken collectively, Taekwon-Do indicates the mental training and the techniques of unarmed combat for self-defence as well as health, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet to the rapid destruction of the moving opponent or opponents.

About Taekwon-Do

Il - The Significance of One