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What is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae  Kwon  Do (also known as Taekwondo) is the martial art of self defense that came from Korea. It is one of the oldest martial arts in the world (over 2,000 years old).

The meaning of the name Tae Kwon Do is an appropriate description of the key elements of this martial art: Tae  (foot), Kwon  (hand), Do  (art).

Tae Kwon Do in the USA

In the 1950's a group of Korean master instructors travelled to America to spread the art. In the following decades Tae  Kwon  Do grew in popularity both as a martial art and as an international sport.

In 1973 Korea hosted the first  Tae  Kwon  Do  World Championships and the  World Tae Kwon Do Federation was established as the international governing body. Today the WTF has 120 separate countries as its members, which includes over 20 million tae kwon doists, making Tae  Kwon  Do the most practiced martial art in the world.

Tae Kwon Do was introduced as an Olympic demonstration sport in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. It later became a full medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


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“Tae Kwon Do is something my son and I enjoy doing together. We can participate together in family class or separately in kids/adults only classes and still feel like we share something. It truly has provided opportunities for growth in mind and spirit as well as body. Our minds are challenged by constantly learning new forms, terms, etc. Our spirit is strengthened by working hard and seeing tangible rewards for that hard work. We also value the friendships we’ve made and the camaraderie that has developed among the students.” -Ginger Walker (son David) from our Tega Cay school

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