About Taekwondo



Meaning of Taekwondo do 

Tae literally means to jump, kick or smash with the foot.

Kwon denotes the fist, the arm, fist. 

Do means the way, art, the method 

Taekwondo is the way of kicking and punching. 

Taekwondo do is Art of unarmed combat for self defense. 


Tae  Kwon  Do (also known as Taekwondo) is the art of self defense that originated in Korea. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. The name was selected for its appropriate description of the art: Tae  (foot), Kwon  (hand), Do  (art).
Tae Kwon Do in the United States
The introduction of Tae  Kwon  Do in the United States began during the 1950’s when a handful of pioneering master instructors travelled to America to spread the art. Throughout the next few decades Tae  Kwon  Do grew in popularity, not only as a martial art, but as an international sport.
In 1973, Korea hosted the first  Tae  Kwon  Do  World Championships. In that same year, the  World Tae Kwon Do Federation was established as the international governing body for  the sport aspects of Tae  Kwon  Do. Today the WTF counts 120 separate countries as its members, representing 20 million practitioners. These numbers earn Tae  Kwon  Do the distinction of being the most practiced martial art in the world.
Tae Kwon Do first gained acceptance as an Olympic sport when it appeared as a demonstration event in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Tae Kwon Do became a full medal sport competition beginning in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics.
History of Tae Kwon Do
One of the earliest clues of Tae Kwon Do’s existence is a mural painted on the wall of a tomb that was built in the Korean kingdom of Koguryo, between 37 BC and 66 AD. The drawing shows two unarmed figures facing each other in a Tae  Kwon  Do style stance. Additional drawings in the tomb show figures performing blocks and wearing uniforms similar to those used in modern day Tae  Kwon  Do training.
The advancement of Tae  Kwon  Do and its techniques developed as the country of Korea developed. There are examples and history of Tae Kwon Do training in virtually all the records of the different kingdoms that existed within the country throughout the centuries.
The highest form of the ancient art was achieved in the kingdom of Silla. This tiny kingdom constantly faced attacks and opposition from larger and stronger areas. As a result the ruler of the kingdom, King Jin Heung, established an elite group of warriors called the “Hwarang” or “Flower of Youth”.
The Hwarang consisted of the sons of nobles within the kingdom. They were carefully selected and formally trained in all aspects of military skills including unarmed combat, which at the time was known as Tae Kyon. It is significant that the Hwarang were taught not only the importance of developing their bodies, but their minds and spirits as well. In addition to fighting techniques, the young warriors were instructed in history, poetry, and philosophy. The entire body of study was known as Hwarang Do. The Hwarang gained skills not only for battle, but for daily life. This relates directly to modern Tae  Kwon  Do training, which provides self defense skills as well as improved character, self-discipline, and confidence that can be applied to any task.
Following the Silla dynasty came the Koryo dynasty (935 AD – 1352 AD) from which Korea takes its name. Martial arts practice, known as Subak Do, became popular as an organized sport with detailed rules. The royal family sponsored competitions and demonstrations, and martial arts became deeply rooted in Korean culture. Buffalotkd.com




Practicing TaeKwonDo…

  1. Improves health

  2. Improves Flexibility, Energy, and Strength

  3. Improves Digestion

  4. Reduces Upper Body Tension

  5. Promotes Weight loss

  6. Improves Sleep

  7. Improves Focus and concentration

  8. Improves physical and Mental Strength

  9. Increases Self Confidence

  10. Improves Endurance and Coordination

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School Rules

Students are to salute/bow respectfully to the flags and the master when entering or leaving the school.

Discipline yourself to show respect to your fellow student who hold a higher belt rank that yourself.

Address your instructor as Sabonim (master) and always answer with “Yes” Sir, or “No”.

Horse play or disrespect of any kind will not be tolerated it.

Unnecessary noise, talking, or laughing during class will not be permitted.

There will be NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS and NO GUM CHEWING in the Dojang (School).

Street shoes are not allowed in the Dojang (studio).

Students will wear clean Do-boks (uniforms) at all times.

Bad or fault Language is not permitted.

Remember, Taekwondo is not only for your health and self defense but also for mental discipline that requires constant practice.

Support your Taekwondo School by inviting your friends to watch and by explaining to them the true training spirit of Taekwondo.

Warning, You workout at your own risk. The instructor will take every precaution to prevent injury, but if injury occurs, you are responsible.