Kwon-Do was developed in Korea in the 1950’s and
was inaugurated in South Korea on April 11th 1955. It
subsequently spread to America, Europe and then worldwide,
with the first championship in Seoul in 1973 and (since
1988) has been listed as an Olympic sport.
Kwon-Do is more than just a fighting system. The practice
and perseverance of training is intended to have a beneficial
effect on your character. Therefore, no matter how skilled
you may be at martial arts, a practitioners attitude is
one of the most important factors in successful training.
The following are some of the UK-TKD guidelines:.
Never tire of learning (be eager to learn, ask questions).
- Always set a good example to lower ranking students.
- Always remember that your conduct reflects on the
public image of Tae Kwon-Do.
- Never be disrespectful to your instructor or colleagues.
- Practice techniques you are taught and try to apply
- Ensure you aspire to show a good training record.
the high demands of Tae Kwon-Do on the abilities of each
practitioner, there are, inevitably, times when a new
technique cannot be immediately mastered. The practitioner
who will eventually succeed is the one who keeps on trying
with enough motivation to push through all training obstacles.
Fear of using advanced techniques, sparring or destruction
can also arise during training. A practitioner must first
learn to defeat their own fears before they can expect
to defeat others. This therefore leads into the 5
tenets of Tae Kwon-Do
Always be polite to instructors, seniors and
Always be honest with yourself and know what is right
Never stop trying to achieve a goal.
Never lose your temper as this can be dangerous.Live,
work and train within your capabilities.
Show courage and stick to your guns even in the face of