Tae Kwon Do was originated and created in Korea quite a long time ago. The more modern form was developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s for military combat. Tae Kwon Do means to break or strike using one’s hand and feet. However, Tae Kwon Do is very specific to striking with one’s foot in a mobile stance. This is main because of the strength and reach advantage of one’s foot compared to throwing a punch. Kicking provides more force and power as well as a substantial amount of reach. This is what separates this style from other forms of mixed martial arts such as Karate, which deals a lot with hand to hand attacks rather then attacks from the legs.
Tae Kwon Do is also an Olympic sport. It has been around for many years and is still considered to be one of the most popular forms of mixed martial arts. Mastering Tae Kwon Do takes a great amount of persistence and focus to the sport. You must be able to train your body and mind in order to fully utilize the capabilities of this martial art. It is also very practical for any situation where fighting is necessary. It is used in the military as well as used for sport, Olympics and professional fights (UFC, etc) so its techniques are widely noticeable.
Tae Kwon Do will train you in to focusing all of your physical attributes into strong and precise attacks that can make your opponent submit in one way or another. It will also build ones agility, strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility. These characteristics will play into your everyday life as you will feel better and stronger then ever before. It also has the capabilities to train your brain into being more focused in everyday life. Using some of the techniques learned through Tae Kwon Do to train your mind, you will find it to be easier to concentrate and focus on any task that you may come across in everyday life. It is even said to boost one’s ability to learn, in school, work, or physical activities. Bottom line, it will shape your body and mind and turn you into a better person as well as give you the ability to defend yourself in any situation that you may find yourself in.
There are many levels of skill recognized in this martial art. It is usually separated into two groups of students and instructors. The student group is broken down into ten groups that are classified by a specific colored belt. The first group or beginning group is a white belt and the most advanced group is a red belt with a black stripe. The instructor group is broken up into nine levels. The instructors all where black belts and climb the ranks. The rank is often located right on the belt using stripes or numbers and many other various ways. To advance to the next level, a student or teacher goes through a test to demonstrate the skills they have learned in order to qualify to advance to the next level. BOLA TANGKAS