What Is Tae Kwon Do?

Canadian Korean Martial Arts Federation

Tae Kwon Do is a centuries old Martial Art. An unarmed fighting style developed by
people in the ancient Orient who needed to protect themselves from their enemies.
The development and Refinement of Tae Kwon Do centred in Korea. Translated from the
Korean,”Tae” means to kick or smash with the foot. “Kwon” denotes the fist – primarily to
punch or break with the empty hand. Moo means a martial art. “Do” indicates a method, an art,
a ‘way”.

This art has slowly taken shape until today as it employs the most advanced knowledge and
scientific techniques of modern physical education. Tae Kwon Moo Do fighting techniques
involving the skilled use of flying kicks, punches, blocks and evasive maneuvers, when
necessary, can rapidly and conclusively immobilize an assailant.

The Tae Kwon Do is a very dynamic and exciting tournament form. And includes mind control.
In the Tae Kwon Do, it is understood not only in it’s capacity for self-defence or
as a sport but for its development of character. The coordinated development of both body and
mind cultivates a self-assurance and inner-strength which are the essence of modesty and
respect for others. Tae Kwon Do is a way of life – a natural art in which moral and physical
superiority develop together.

Grand Master
Chung W. Oh
1942 -2015