Monday, August 6, 2012


Taekwondo is a Korean martial sport's most popular and also the national sport of Korea. This is the martial art world's most widely played and also competed in the Olympics.
In Korean, only to Tae means "to strike or break with foot"; Kwon means "fist" and Do means "way" or "art". So, Taekwondo can be freely translated as "the art of hand and foot" or "street" or "way of the foot and fist". Popularity has led to the art of taekwondo is growing in many forms. Like many other martial arts, taekwondo is a combination of fighting techniques, martial arts, sports, fitness, entertainment, and philosophy.
Although there are many doctrinal and technical differences among taekwondo organizations, art in general emphasizes kicks performed from a mobile stance, using the coverage and greater leg strength to knock out your opponent from a distance. In a game, spinning kicks, 45 degrees, front, and side axes are the most widely used; kick the kick to be taken include jump, spin, skip, and drop, often in the form of a combination of a kick. Taekwondo training also includes a comprehensive system of punches and defense by hand, but generally does not emphasize grappling (wrestling).

Three Materials in Practice

Poomse or sequence of moves is a series of basic movement techniques of attack and defense, which was conducted against an imaginary opponent, by following a specific diagram. Each diagram is based on a series of movements Poomse Eastern philosophies and describe the spirit of the Korean perspective.

Kyukpa or hard object is the troubleshooting techniques using practice techniques target / inanimate objects, to measure the ability and accuracy of the technique. Target object is typically used include wood, bricks, tiles, and others. The technique is carried out with kicks, punches, blows, and even a finger prick.

Kyoruki or battle is an exercise to apply the basic movement techniques or Poomse, where two people fight each other and attack techniques to practice self defense techniques.

Philosophy in Tae Kwon Do Belt

White symbolizes purity, initial / basic of all colors, the beginning. (Learn the basic steps (Taeguk) 1)

Yellow symbolizes the earth, is where the foundations began to be implanted with a strong TKD.? (Learn the basic steps (Taeguk) 2 and 3). Before the rise of green belt normally goes up to yellow belt green stripe first.

Green symbolizes the green trees, as this is the basis of TKD starting fostered. (Learn Taeguk 4 and 5). Before going up to blue belt usually up to the green belt blue strip first.

Blue represents the blue sky that surrounds the earth and everything in it, giving the sense that we must begin to know what we have learned. (Learn Taeguk 6 and 7). Before going up the red belt blue belt usually rise to the first red strip.

Red symbolizes the sun means that we begin to guide and remind others should be able to control each of the attitude and actions. (Learn Taeguk 8, 9, and 10). Before the rise of black belt, usually up to a red belt and red strips two strips of the first.

Black symbolizes the end, the depth, maturity in the practice and mastery of ourselves from fear and have kegelapan.Hitam stages of And 1 to and 10.

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