This is the Olympic Tae Kwon Do Academy.
Tae Kwon Do, is a popular modern martial art. Tae Kwon Do is the ancient Korean art of self-defense. The Korean word "Tae Kwon Do" is literally translated as "foot, hand, way". These words infer a lot about the art and sport of Tae Kwon Do.
The first word, foot, in the literal translation of this ancient self-defense denotes the use of the foot as the primary fighting style. The foot is the primary arsenal for the Tae Kwon Do enthusiast and is the primary weapon for self-defense for kicking. It has been said that the foot and corresponding kicking techniques constitute up to 70% of the forms used in Tae Kwon Do.
The word 'hand' infers the use of the hands for punching, chopping, strikes and/or finger jabs, which is estimated to make-up the remaining 30% of the practitioner's self-defense fighting arsenal.
The word 'do' means 'way', which inherently implies that Tae Kwon Do is more that just a self-defense but also a way of life. The 'way' transcends the physical compents of the art of Tae Kwon Do - such as kicking, punching, breaking boards or competition - but also encompasses a mental and spiritual component. Tae Kwon Do is more about self-discipline of the mind, body and spirit - it is a philosophy.
Properly incorporating the mental, behavioral and spiritual components of Tae Kwon Do will definitely ensure that all participants of this great ancient art enjoy the vast mental, physical and spiritual benefits of Tae Kwon Do.