Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by it’s fast, high and spinning kicks, and well-know for its focus on speed and agility. The term Taekwondo is often traslated as “The way of hand and foot” which provides a good basis for understanding the practice. “Tae” means to strike or block with the foot; “Kwon” means to strike or block with hand, or fist; and “Do” stands for the way of Art.
Practising Taekwondo helps the student to form discipline and control over their body by teaching them to exhale on the execution of methods and inhale in-between. The sport relies on the concentration, combat philosophy, self-defense ability, and the physical fitness of each student.
There are four components to Taekwondo. Kyrougi (Sparring or free fight), Poomsae (Form), Self-Defense, and Demonstration. Students are categorized by belts and must be invited and tested for each level – students are invited to test when the master can see that the student is ready mentally and knowledgable of his/her level.
The Sport4Kids Taekwondo programme will be run by Marshall Jen, a black belt 3rd dan WTF certified coach. Learn more about Marshall here.
- White – White Yellow
- Yellow – Yellow Green
- Green – Green Blue
- Blue – Blue Red
- Red – Red with Black stripes
- Black belt – 1st to 9th dan