Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a martial art of Korean origin, similar to the Japanese karate. It is based on the utilization of the hands and feet in the order to attack or defend from an adversary. With some techniques using fingertips, elbows and knees in order to strike the opponent. Taekwondo is a national sport in South Korea with Kyeorugi being a sport event in the Olympic Games. It develops force, speed, balance, flexibility and stamina. It also involves mental focus and discipline.


Additionally, respect is the biggest part of Taekwondo, where one will learn the importance of sportsmanship. The sport enhances one’s self-esteem by heightening one’s physical and mental powers. It helps to build confidence by encouraging one to succeed and to take control of one’s wellbeing. Developing discipline by thoroughly training one’s body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo.

Getting into guarding block position Practicing raising kick with cross blocks
Taking turns to hit the target with front kicks A closer look at the execution of a low front kick
while practicing target-hitting
 
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