The Taekwon-Do I.T.F is the traditional Korean martial art that starts the course of 2000 years ago. It comes from ancient Korean martial arts like subak and taekkyeon with facts and loans from martial arts of Japan and China.

In the Korean language, tae (태) means “hit the foot”? kwon (권) means “hit with the fist” and do (도) means “way”, “art” or “method”. In free translation means “the art of kicking and punching.”


The Founder

founder of Tae Kwon Do itf  is general  Choi Hong Hi.


The principles of Taekwondo

The five principles of the sport, as he recorded the founder in the Encyclopedia of Taekwondo he wrote, are:

Courtesy ( Ye Ui / 예의 )

Courtesy and respect towards others in ways such that

delivery is maintained at all times both inside and outside the dojang

(도장) (fitness room).

Integrity ( Yom Chi / 염 치)

In taekwondo, integrity means to be able to determine the

right and wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel


Persistence ( In Nae / 인내 )

To refine our technique, we must put our goal and

then constantly insist. We should never to put down!

Self-control ( Guk Gi / 극기 )

Extremely important principle as to how to conduct either

races or personal affairs. The loss of self-control in

match may prove disastrous both for the student and for

the opponent. According to Lao-Tzu “the term strongest terms

more him who overcomes himself rather than someone else. ”

Indomitable spirit ( Baekjul Boolgool / 백절불굴 )

A serious student of Taekwon-Do behave in all circumstances

with humility and sincerity. When he meets injustice, treats

warmongering without fear or hesitation, regardless of who is the

opponent or how large their number.

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