Taekwondo is a Korean martial art for self defence and training involves developing practisioners mentally and physically. Literally translated Taekwondo means the foot fist way or method. It uses nearly nearly every part of the body as a weapon in a self defence situation and the training involves practising kicks, punches, blocks and strikes. Self defence training also incorporates arm and wrist locks and knife defence.
It teaches practisioners self discipline, perseverance, indomitable spirit and to respect others whilst helping individuals to gain self confidence and self control.
(Formerly The World Taekwondo Federation) was formed in 1973 and oversees competition Taekwondo often referred to as sport Taekwondo. It is now a full programme Olympic sport making it a very exciting martial art/sport suitable for people of all ages and abilities. British Taekwondo is the only association in the UK affiliated to World Taekwondo.
The Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters situated in Seoul, South Korea and was formed in 1971. One of it's many functions is to issue Kukkiwon certificates to students gaining Dan ranks for Black belt.
The Kukkiwon also holds instructor training courses and produces many instructional manuals, books and dvds.
World Taekwondo only recognises black belt holders with Kukkiwon certification.
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