Amazing Taekwondo Clip

taekwondo yellow belt Yipee.. I manage to pass my yellow belt test last week.. it was quite a tense momment and got a bit panicky.. luckily I didn’t fumble and fall 😛 here’s a amazing taekwondo clip.. Enjoy![kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-5034375231614968955" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" /]

Here’s a brief explanation about Teakwondo from Wikipedia.

Taekwondo (also spelled tae kwon do or taekwon-do) is a martial art originating in Korea. Having become the most widely practiced martial art in the world, it is the national sport of Korea as well as an Olympic sporting event.

In Korean, derived from hanja, tae (è·†) means “foot”; kwon (拳) means “fist”; and do (道) means “way”. Hence, taekwondo is loosely translated as “the way of the hand and foot” or more loosely, “the art of kicking and punching”. Taekwondo’s popularity has resulted in the divergent evolution of the martial art. As with many other martial arts, taekwondo is a combination of combat technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy.

Although there are great doctrinal and technical differences among public and private taekwondo organizations, the art in general emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, using the leg’s greater reach and power to disable the opponent from a distance. In sparring, turning (roundhouse), 45 degree, front, axe, reverse turning and side kicks are most often used; advanced kicks include jump, spin, and skip kicks, often in combination. Taekwondo training also includes a comprehensive system of hand strikes and blocks, but generally does not emphasize grappling.

Source : Wikipedia

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