What is Taekwon-Do?

Belt Colors

Belt Colors

The concept of belts and rank is probably one that most people associate with Taekwon-Do and martial arts in general. Our belts reflect a member’s proven level of competence and (just as importantly) the progression of colors reflects an inner journey that never truly ends. Each belt achieved is truly an accomplishment worthy of respect. It is also worth noting that achieving a belt isn’t just a matter of “spending enough time” in a previous belt. In order to achieve their next rank, a student must demonstrate their proficiency in their current belt’s techniques, to include Basic Moves, Sparring, and Forms. INTERNATIONAL BLACKBELT CENTER TAEKWONDO BELTS (RANKS)  White Belt “Pure and without the knowledge of Songahm Taekwon-Do....

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions: What are the differences between various Martial Arts? If I don’t know anything about Martial Arts, how can I evaluate the quality of a school? Why not just attend a course at a community center, YMCA, or Health Club? Why not just train with the highest degree black belt I can find? What is Taekwon-do? What is Traditional Taekwon-do? What are the goals of Taekwon-do? What does Taekwon-do offer? Who can Study Taekwon-do? Is Taekwon-do safe? Will Taekwon-do make my child violent?   What are the differences between various Martial Arts? There are several different martial arts in the world. The most familiar to Americans are Karate (from Japan ), Kung Fu (from China ), and Taekwon-Do (from Korea ). Many...

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Benefits

Benefits

  Physical Fitness Traditional Taekwon-Do training involves movement of the entire body promoting good health and fitness. Your cardiovascular health will improve along with your coordination, strength, speed, and flexibility. Stress Relief Today’s stressful world affects us all. When stress builds up over time, it can cause or exacerbate many physical illnesses. Taekwon-Do is the ultimate stress reliever. You will feel relaxed and peaceful after practice. Self Defense Avoidance of and retreat from dangerous situations is always preferable to engaging in physical conflict. But when these fail, self-defense skills can enable the student to avoid becoming the victim of violent crime. Weight Loss Taekwon-Do is a healthy, effective and ejoyable way to lose...

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History

History

EARLY KOREAN HISTORY The earliest records of Martial Arts practiced in Korea date back to about 50 B.C. These early indigenous forms of the Korean martial arts were known as Taek Kyon. Other Archeological evidence of early Martial Art practice, including two stone carvings dating from the seventh century A.D., were found in a cave in southern Korea. These carvings represent a famous warrior, Kumkang-Yuksa, apparently executing a martial arts technique. Another early Korean Martial Art was known as Soo Bakh, meaning ‘Punching and Butting’. EARLY ASIAN HISTORY In the sixth century A.D., a Zen Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma journeyed from India to China and established Zen Buddhism at the Shoalin Temple in Hunan Province. He had instituted such a harsh method of...

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Grandmaster Kwon

Grandmaster Kwon

There have only been three truly great Martial Art Masters during the twentieth century. They are: Master Kenzo Awa (Archery), Master Gishin Funakoshi, (Karate) and Master Kwon, Jae-Hwa (Taekwon-Do). Master Awa (1880-1939) was first and foremost a Zen Master who was also a Master of Archery. Probably the best Martial Art book ever written is “Zen In The Art Of Archery”, by Eugene Herrigel. In this book Herrigel describes his own experiences in training with Master Awa. Two of Master Awa’s teachings were, ‘One life, one shot. Spend your whole lifetime shooting one arrow’, and ‘The natural expression of oneself must be accomplished by the unity of Truth, Goodness and Beauty’. Master Funakoshi (1868-1957) was a Master...

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Affiliates

Affiliates

  Traditional Taekwon-Do Center Master R. Luciano Taekwon-Do Center 3028 East Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY 10461       Stefan Meybohm Taekwon-Do Poststrasse 11 21709 Himmelpforten ( Niedersachsen ) Germany   Traditional Taekwon-do Davie & Tamarac, Florida Phone 954-797-8113 & 954-701-9316 Email Traditionaltaekwon@comcast.net Website http://geturblackbelt.com/   International Taekwon-Do Center E. T. B. S. Hamburger Straße 150, 22926 Ahrensburg (bei Hamburg)...

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