We are Dylan and Kyle. We would like to talk about Taekowndo. Taekowndo is one of the most popular martial arts not only in Korea but world. The name Taekwondo is made up of several different words.
“Tae” means kick or strike.
“Kwon” means hand or fist.
“Do” means a way of an art.
So, Taekowndo, in 3 words together, means the art of kicking and striking. Taekwondo which is an art of self-defense without weapons. Taekwondo needs both mental and physical training. When you learn Taekowndo first time as a beginner, you will learn how to sit up, turn over, and kick high.
When you learn as a more advanced learner than beginners, you will learn how to kick and punch to be able to break boards without any weapons.
Each student has to wear a uniform and belt when they are in Taekowndo school. The belt shows their skills and levels. These skills and levels are decided by belt test and masters.
The colors of belt in order are white, white stripe, yellow, yellow stripe, green, green stripe, blue, blue stripe, brown, brown stripe, red, red stripe, red black stripe, black. Black belt is a very high honor. Also, you may find some schools have little different orders of belt color.
We also learn Taekowndo and we are brown belts. We can’t wait for black belt!
Thank you for reading our article about Taekwondo!
Dylan and Kyle