Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art founded by Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi (1918-2002). It is a modern form of self defence which was developed from other martial arts and scientific principles allowing techniques to have maximum power and effectiveness.
Taekwon-Do is now taught in many countries across the world and is famous for its dynamic kicking techniques which often leads to the misconception of it being a kicking martial art. However, Taekwon-Do is also made up of blocks, punches and strikes with the hands.
Taekwon-Do has a wide range of techniques to cater for many different situations including defending against single and multiple opponents, on foot and seated as well as against weapons such as knives and sticks.
Taekwon-Do is made up of five main elements: patterns, sparring, special technique, power and self defence.
Mr Sampath (Black Belt 2nd Degree Instructor member of TOTALTKD, Level 2 gymnastic coach) holds itf Taekwon-Do classes for 5yrs + thursdays @ 6.30pm in Hadley wood primary school EN4 0HT 07973876854 to book a trial.Please see http://www.totaltkd.org/