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  Welcome to Taekwondo Australia
Taekwondo Australia is pleased to announce that Burak Hasan qualified in the male -68kg Olympic Division at the World Qualifications in Manchester, England.
Taekwondo Australia is pleased to announce its team to contest the 2007 World Taekwondo Qualifications to be held in Manchester, UK in September 2007:
Taekwondo Australia is pleased to announce that its Negotiation Team comprising Presisent Jae Young Kwak, Senior Vice President Hassan Iskander and Secretary General Russell Macarthur were successful in securing Australia's participation in the Asian Championships through to 2009.
www.taekwondoaustralia.org.au   (262 words)

Taekwondo was also practised during the Silla dynasty, a kingdom founded in the south-eastern part of Korea some 20 years before Koguryo in the north.
Between 1,147 and 1,170 A.D. taekwondo was termed "Subak", a skill to improve health and a martial art of considerably high value.
It came to be a world sport through the 1st World Taekwondo Championships held in Seoul, Korea in May 1973 with the participation of 19 countries.
www.geocities.com /taekwondo_club2000   (372 words)

  Taekwondo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shortly after, taekwondo made its debut in North America, where Jhoon Rhee was teaching the art in Texas, but calling it karate (the name taekwondo was unknown in the West at the time).
Outside of the World Taekwondo Federation and its sanctioned events, a large number of smaller private organizations exist, the most well-known of which is the the International Taekwon-do Federation, which is headquartered in Canada and North Korea.
Taekwondo is famed for its employment of kicking techniques, which distinguishes it from martial arts such as karate or certain southern styles of kung fu.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taekwondo   (4456 words)

Taekwondo may be practiced as a pure sport, as a pure fighting art, or as a combination of both.
Taekwondo is a way for people of any age to learn self-defense and increase their physical fitness while training with others who have similar interests.
Taekwondo techniques may be used with deadly effectiveness and, with training, students learn to tailor the power of their techniques to fit the situation.
www.tkdtutor.com /02Taekwondo/WhatsTKD.htm   (3127 words)

 General Taekwondo Information
Taekwondo (also written as "tae kwon do", "taekwon-do" or "t'aegwondo") is a modern martial art from Korea that is characterised by its fast, high and spinning kicks.
Besides explanations on the organizations, there is information about techniques and ethical backgrounds of taekwondo.
A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "Copyleft".
www.barrel.net   (251 words)

 Taekwondo : Korean Traditional Martial Art
Taekwondo is a marital art form and sport that that uses the hands and feet for attack and defense.
Taekwondo is a good exercise for children who are still growing as well as a good way for grown-ups to increase their physical endurance.
Taekwondo learners receive repeated etiquette lessons along with the attack and defense skills to build and strengthen their character.
english.tour2korea.com /02Culture/Sports/taegwondo.asp?konum=subm1_1&kosm=m2_8   (307 words)

 Taekwondo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taekwondo is a modern martial art that is performed though kicking and punching.
The World Taekwondo Federation is strict on the requirements and rules; therefore if a rule is broken, there are high possibilities that a contestant can be disqualified.
Taekwondo philosophy "represents the principles of the changes and movements in things and human beings." This article shows how Taekwondo is a development in people's lives.
www.rit.edu /~wcw5961/imm/project1/Taekwondo.html   (3104 words)

 American Taekwondo Association | Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tae-Kwon-Do   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taekwondo developed from humble beginnings over 1,000 years ago and has since spread internationally to become one of the world's most successful and popular martial arts.
Taekwondo is not only a combat sport, but is also a way of life for enthusiasts around the globe.
The style of Taekwondo supported by the ATA is known as Songahm Taekwondo, a style specifically developed over 20 years' time by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee to make it accessible to anyone willing to learn, and to truly reflect Taekwondo and the strength and beauty of its kicking techniques.
www.ataonline.com /taekwondo/index.asp   (333 words)

 The Best Martial Arts Program in Texas - PKTA
Taekwondo means "the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights
Taekwondo today is similar to the martial arts in other Oriental countries and
Taekwondo can be characterized by unity: the unity of body, mind, and life,
www.dentontkd.com /Taekwondo.html   (705 words)

 Omas Taekwondo, Nassau,
Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks.
If you're a current taekwondo practitioner/instructor visiting our shores, we invite you to contact us in advance so that we can see how we can ensure that your visit to our wonderful country is memorable.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Cha Sok Park,who provided the encouragement and personal connection to the larger Taekwondo community.The Bahamas Taekwondo Federation sincerely hopes that in honour of his memory we will continue to persevere and PATU will attain a Leader exhibiting similar passion and caring.
www.taekwondosites.com /ot   (330 words)

 Athens Olympics 2004
Daniel Trenton's gamble to drop a weight division failed to pay off as the Sydney taekwondo silver medallist was knocked out of the Olympics in the quarter finals.
The taekwondo Olympic competition degenerated into chaos on Saturday night when irate Azerbaijan coaching staff stormed the fighting area in dire scenes which overshadowed US and Chinese gold medals.
In a major disappointment for Australia's taekwondo campaign Sydney silver medallist Daniel Trenton was defeated in his quarter-final match today in the men's under 80kg class, 9-13.
www.smh.com.au /olympics/taekwondo   (278 words)

 Taekwondo History
Known as a martial art and way of life, the evolution of Taekwondo was a direct result of the happenings in Korea long ago, and knowledge of the history is an important step in understanding Taekwondo.
Taekwondo was also admitted to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International Council of Military Sports (CISM) in 1976.
Taekwondo is now an official event for the 2000 Olympiad to be held in Australia.
www.msu.edu /user/spock/history.html   (1433 words)

 Doha 2006 - Taekwondo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, teaching more than just physical fighting skills.
Taekwondo has developed over 5,000 years in Korea, beginning as a defensive martial art called "subak" or "taekkyon" and becoming a way of training body and mind.
Taekwondo made its first Asian Games' appearance in the country of the sports birth, Korea, in 1986.
www.doha-2006.com /gis/menuroot/sports/Taekwondo.aspx   (295 words)

 General Taekwondo Information - Introduction
Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot'.
Taekwondo has no age limits and is a very good sport for children.
Although WTF Taekwondo is a full contact sport where it is allowed to kick to the head (throwing punches to the head are not allowed), it is not very dangerous to practise Taekwondo.
www.barrel.net /introduction.php   (435 words)

 Welcome to Taekwondo World
In its essence, Taekwondo is non-violent and non-aggressive.
Its highest ideals are to strive for loyalty to country, love of family, respect for elders, and to be faithful and honorable.
In the USA, Taekwondo is governed by the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU) which represents the sport to the United States Olympic Committee.
www.taekwondoworld.net /taekwondo/index.php   (848 words)

 Taekwondo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Simply stated, Taekwondo is the Korean art of self-defense using kicks block and punches.
Taekwondo has also evolved into a sport that is now an official sport in the Olympic Games.
It is our belief that the sport aspect of Taekwondo is essential in developing the skills and mental fortitude to be able to defend oneself.
www.jktc.com /taekwondo.htm   (119 words)

 British Taekwondo Control Board [BTCB.org]
BTCB Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, the high performance business arm of the BTCB, has appointed three high performance coaching staff to work with their elite academy athletes.
This announcement comes at an exciting time for British Taekwondo on the back of the recent move to Sportcity in Manchester from the previous base of the team in Loughborough.
The BTCB Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, the high performance business arm of the National Governing Body for Olympic Taekwondo in Great Britain, is to move operations to Sportcity in Manchester.
www.btcb.org.uk   (956 words)

 Taekwondo Revolution Of Kicking Video
hey man what i was trying to say is that muay thai and kickboxing are more balanced than taekwondo, they use more fists than taekwondo and thats their main advantage because a kickboxer can easily win a combat against a taekwondo fighter, he simply needs to close the distance and apply some punches.
any good taekwondo practitioner should be able to kick at very close range, it is done by bringing your knee right up to your chest and kicking out, or by jumping away and kicking at the same time.
Yes, taekwondo sparring is an olympic sport, but that is only one facet of at least 7 facets of taekwondo.
www.metacafe.com /watch/181982/taekwondo_revolution_of_kicking   (1019 words)

 American Taekwondo Association | Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tae-Kwon-Do   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The actual beginnings of Taekwondo are obscured by time, yet many historians believe it originated from a Korean martial arts form known as t'aekyon practiced over 1,300 years ago.
In the 1960's Taekwondo began to spread internationally and evolved throughout the late 1900's (along with most martial arts) into primarily a combat sport, although self-defense, fitness, and the philosophy of the practice (including self-discipline and self-knowledge) are still crucial elements of Songahm Taekwondo, the style of Taekwondo developed and supported by the ATA.
Taekwondo is currently the most popular martial art in Korea, and ranks among America's and the world's most popular martial arts.
www.ataonline.com /taekwondo/history.asp   (316 words)

Students obtaining the rank of Black belt have acquired all of the basic TaeKwonDo skills and are instructed with more emphasis on becoming a Martial Artist and being able to handle the awesome responsibility and self pride they have earned.
TaeKwonDo students may be any age over 4 years and are children and adults of all physical condition and abilities.
TaeKwonDo America is a national organization with Member schools from California to Florida.
www.tkdfit.com /profile.html   (450 words)

In addition, Taekwondo provides a self-defense system that is one of the easiest and fastest learned.
We teach taekwondo in much the same way a young child learns anything new: exposure to the new movement time to practice and become more "natural", and additional instruction for further improvements.
Taekwondo offers a whole range of benefits to aid in your child's learning process.
www.alpharettamartialarts.com /taekwondo.htm   (184 words)

 The Seoul Times
Preparations for the 1st WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships scheduled for Sept. 4-6, 2006 in Seoul, Korea are going smoothly, organizers said yesterday.
Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art of Self-Defense and also an Olympic Sport of one-to-one free sparring combat between two competitors, just like Judo, Boxing, Karate and Wrestling etc.Taekwondo...
WTF President Chungwon Choue poses with taekwondo players and officials during the awards ceremony of the Prince Albert II Cup Taekwondo Tournament at the Stadium Louis II in Monaco on...
theseoultimes.com /ST/news/taekwondo   (419 words)

 Taekwondo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a relatively new Martial Art and uses modern medical knowledge and physics to fully utilize the body in self defense.
For example a student of Taekwondo learns to strike an attacker on nerve endings and to utilize the hips to create more force.
Below are the Korean flag, or T'aegukki; and the national flower of Korea, the Rose of Sharon.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/PhilMcElfresh/taekwondo.htm   (152 words)

 Granite City TAEKWONDO
It is essential for you as a student of Taekwondo to learn how to develop focus, correct techniques, balance, speed, power, and feeling of movements.
It is essential for you as a student of Taekwondo to learn how to judge distance, focus technique to specific body targets, execute techniques while the body is in motion (timing), and concentrate while under pressure of an attack.
And, I guarantee that the foundation you will build on within Songahm Taekwondo is 'light years' ahead of what was offered to me when I was a White belt.
www.taekwondo.iwarp.com /white.html   (736 words)

 Friendster - PFS Taekwondo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taekwondo (also spelled Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do) is the most popular of the Korean martial arts and is the Korean national sport.
Hence, Taekwondo is loosely translated as "the art of kicking and punching" or "the way of the foot and the fist." Taekwondo's popularity has resulted in the divergent evolution of the art.
In 1973, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was formed by the South Korean government to rival the ITF.
www.friendster.com /22625627   (308 words)

 US National Taekwondo Association
The US National Taekwondo Association is the first and only Taekwondo organization to establish an American link to the traditional Taekwondo associations in Korea.
The US National Taekwondo Association (USNTA) was formed with the Taekwondo school owner/ instructor in mind to aid in the growth of the Martial Arts.
The US National Taekwondo Association teaches Taekwondo as a classical Korean Martial Art as the founding fathers of Taekwondo intended it to be with a purpose to develop every aspect of the individual for a healthy mind and body.
www.martialartshero.com /usnta   (588 words)

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