Did You Know?

Tae Kwon Do is an exciting sport of skill, forms and techniques. While there are other forms of martial arts, Tae Kwon Do is unique in it origins, and the rewarding experience it offers. Here are a few interesting and historical facts about this engaging sport:

-Tae Kwon Do originiated in Korea, and is the national sport of South Korea.
-The literal translation of "Tae Kwon Do" is "way of the hand and foot."
-It is an Olympic sport! Tae Kwon Do was introduced as a sports event in the Olympics in 1976, by the International Military Sports Council.
-South Korea has been the most successful nation in Olympic Tae Kwon Do.
-In 2016, the Olympic catefories for both men and women included: Flyweight, Featherweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight.
-World Taekwondo (WT) is the largest tournament organization in the world. It is based in South Korea.
-The oldest governing body for Tae Kwon Do is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA).
-There are six general belt colors in Tae Kwon Do - white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black.
-Tae Kwon Do commands are typically given in the Korean language.
-Ranks in Tae Kwon Do typically include junior, senior or student, teacher.