Tae Kwon Do in Letchworth / Biggleswade /Baldock



What is T.A.G.B. Tae Kwon Do?

 

Martial Art

TAE Kwon-Do is a Korean phrase from the three parts ''Tae'' means Foot (as in to destroy with), ''Kwon'' means Fist and ''Do'' means Way (in the sense of ''path you should follow''). So Tae Kwon-Do means ''Way of Foot and Fist''. Tae Kwon-Do refers to a Korean fighting system, which uses hands and feet to deliver kicks, punches, strikes and blocks to defend yourself.

Patterns
Are a set of movements mainly defence and attack, set in a logical sequence to deal with one or more imaginary opponents.

Concentration, technique, skill, balance, dynamics and elegance are just a few requirements needed to perform a pattern. It is also an indication of a students progress - a Barometer in evaluating an individual's technique.

Sparring
All matches are semi-contact with full safety equipment worn to avoid any risk of injury. The pace is fast and furious and is visually exciting. Ask your instructor for details of competitions 'Remember you don't have to compete in competitions - but it's great to go and watch'.

Sport
The competition side of Tae Kwon-Do is purely optional. In competition contestants wear safety padding on head, fists and feet and impacts are 'Pulled' to avoid injury. One form of Tae Kwon-Do has now been accepted in the Olympic games.

Self Defence
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We learn all aspects of self defence which can be of great help if attacked in todays world. our aim is to defend ourselves to a point of safety then deal with our attacker accordingly.