It is an action philosophy, the Korean art of self-defense. Literally translated, it means "The Way of the foot and hand." However, there is much more than kicking and punching. It is designed as a non-violent art system of entire body practice and a way of life. It includes physical and mental discipline with a deep philosophy. Through practicing Tae Kwon Do, all practitioners can benefit:
- Physically - By developing good coordination and a strong body.
- Mentally - By building self confidence, gaining good judgement and developing a sound mind.
- Philosophically - By learning to respect others, help others, and standing by the weak.
Thus, it is a guide for the formation of outstanding character, a modern world sport, and philosophy. Tae Kwon Do is the oldest and greatest martial art in the world!
Weapons such as staff, double short sticks, traditional short sword, traditional long sword, numchaku, and kwon dao (sometimes called the crescent sword) are used in advanced levels of Tae Kwon Do. Knife defense is also taught to advanced level students.
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