Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self-defence, developed from a number of Korean arts including Soo Bak and Taek Kyon; these date back over two thousand years. It became perfected in its present form by Major General Choi Hong Hi (9th Dan) and has been developed and modernised since its introduction to the world on 11th April 1955.
Taekwon-Do literally means "The way of hand and foot" or "The art of hand and foot fighting".
Tae means foot
Kwon means hand
Do means art or way
TSX Taekwon-Do Schools of Excellence was formed on 1st December 2013 by Master Chris Beanland (7th Degree Black Belt) and Mr Keith Raistrick (5th Degree Black Belt).
Where did Taekwon-Do originate?
The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Oath:
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world.
What are the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do?
What is the name of your instructor?
What grade is your instructor?
Outer forearm low block
Inner forearm middle block
Front rising kick
Knife-hand side strike
Walking ready stance
Parallel ready stance
Low knife-hand block
Bakat palmok najunde makgi
An palmok kaunde makgi
Ap cha olligi
Sonkal yop taerigi
Gunnun junbi sogi
Narani junbi sogi
Sonkal najunde makgi
Block - Makgi
Punch - Jirugi
Kick - Chagi
High section - Nopunde
Middle section - Kaunde
Low section - Nakunde
Stance - Sogi
Outer forearm low block - Bakat palmok najunde makgi
Inner forearm middle block - An palmok kaunde makgi
Front rising kick - Ap cha olligi
Obverse punch - Baro jirugi
Reverse punch - Bandae jirugi
Knife-hand side strike - Sonkal yop taerigi
Walking stance - Gunnun sogi
Walking ready stance - Gunnun junbi sogi
L-stance - Niunja sogi
Sitting stance - Annun sogi
Parallel ready stance - Narani junbi sogi
Attention - Charyot
Bow - Kyong ye
Low knife-hand block - Sonkal najunde makgi
White belt colour meaning: White signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.
Yellow belt colour meaning: Yellow signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.
There is no pattern for white belts to learn for their first grading. Instead the student will learn 2 exercises known as Saju Jirugi (4 Directional Punching) and Saju Makgi (4 Directional Blocking).