Taekwondo is literally translated as 'The art of the hand and foot'. "Tae" means to kick or strike with
the foot. "Kwon" means to punch or strike with the hand. "Do" means the discipline or art. TaeKwonDo's
many varieties of strikes, blocks and kicking techniques are continually evolving and examples of these
techniques can be found in "Things You Need To Know". A particular emphasis is placed on kicking
techniques. Dynamic kicks remain an integral part of the art and are frequently the highlight of
exhibitions designed to showcase the art.
An Olympic Sport
TaeKwondo was introduced as a demonstration event in the 1988 Olympic games. In September 2000
TaeKwonDo was introduced to the Olympic games as one of the 26 events. It is now one of only two
martial arts which have been accepted by the IOC.
Benefits Of Taekwondo
Improves Fitness (Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Endurance)
Excellent way to meet new friends
Teaches self-defence skills
Provides motivation and discipline
Am I too old to start TAEKWONDO?
You are never too old to start! Karate is an excellent life-time sport which can be adapted to
changing needs and abilities. Women of all ages are learning and enjoying karate.
Do you have a ranking system?
We maintain the colored belt ranking system of TAEKWONDO. The ranking system gives you a structure to
measure your progress.
How often should I train?
Ideally, students train three or more times a week. Twice a week is a bare minimum. You can train
as often as you like
What should I wear to class?
Most students wear a traditional TAEKWONDO uniform, called a tobook. As a beginner, wear clothing that
is loose and comfortable. We train in bare feet, so special footwear is not needed.
Do you participate in tournaments?
The MARTIAL ART ACADEMY OF INDIA has participated in tournaments since 1990. We now also compete
in national and international events. Any student who wishes to challenge herself and gain competition
experience is welcome to enter on behalf of the school. No one is required to compete in tournaments,
unless her goal is training to black belt.
What is your school's philosophy?
The MARTIAL ART ACADEMY OF INDIA is willing to work with any BODY in TAEKWONDO training. With diligence
and perseverance, any body can do karate, and do it well. All students are treated with respect and
given individual attention, regardless of initial aptitude and condition.
What if I'm interested in the spiritual aspects of martial arts?
Many of our students credit their karate training with helping them in diverse areas of life, including
spiritual development. Through training in karate, you cultivate self-discipline, patience and
endurance; concentration, determination and persistence. These are all invaluable for spiritual growth.
We do not espouse or advocate any specific spiritual path.
How can I start?
SHOW UP!!! Consult to the chief instructor of the academy on telephone or e-mail
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