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About Taekwon-Do
What is TaeKwon-Do? It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the orient. TaeKwon-Do became perfected in its present form in Korea. The Founder of TaeKwon-Do is Major General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan. Translated from Korean “Tae” literally mean to jump, or kick with the foot. “Kwon” means a fist – chiefly to punch with the hand or fist. “Do” mean art, way or method. Therefore “Foot Fist Way” TaeKwon-Do implements the techniques of unarmed combat for self- defence, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interceptions with the hands, arms and feet. To the Korean people TaeKwon-Do is more than a mere use of skilled movements it also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of self imposed discipline and an ideal if moral rearmament. Training in TaeKwon-Do includes all the elements you may want including fitness, self-confidence & self-protection.  You'll feel part of a modern organisation that cares for its students.  For those with a competitive streak, there is access to local, national and international competitions.  However, competition is purely optional. The Foundation of TaeKwon-Do. TaeKwon-Do was inaugurated in South Korea on 11th April 1955 following extensive research and development by founder Major General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree Black Belt. TaeKwon-Do was introduced to the UK in 1967. PUMA stands for Professional Unification of Martial Arts. It was started 1st September 2000 and is the organisation to which we belong.  It is run by professional martial artists who have been teaching for many, many years.  There are hundreds of P.U.M.A. schools around the country.  P.U.M.A. monitors and maintains the high standards of its instructors.
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