Welcome to Taekwon-Do Academy of Wales!
Taekwon-Do is a way of life.
It is a version of unarmed combat, designed for the purpose of self-defence.
It is the scientific use of the body in the method of self defence; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.
It is a martial art that has no equal in either power if technique. Though it is a martial art, its discipline, technique and mental training are the mortar for building a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve. It is the mental conditioning that separates the true practitioner from the sensationalist, content with mastering only the fighting aspects of the art.
This is one of the reasons that Taekwon-Do is called and art of self-defence. It also implies a way of thinking and life, particularly in instilling a concept and spirit of strict self-imposed discipline and an ideal of noble moral rearmament.
Taekwon-Do definitely enables the weak to possess a fine weapon together with a confidence to defend him or herself and defeat the opponent as well.
Of course, wrongly applied, Taekwon-Do can be a lethal weapon. Therefore mental training must always be stressed to prevent the student from misusing it.
TAE : FOOT & LEG
KWON : HAND & FIST
DO : THE ART OR METHOD OF
Taekwon-Do was founded in South Korea on April 11th 1955 by Major General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree Black Belt (1918-2002).
Taekwon-Do was introduced to the U.K. in 1967.
General Choi Hong Hi
Founder of Taekwondo
1918 - 2002
Miss Hollie. M. Roberts
Owner/Managing Director/Chief Instructor
Taekwon-Do Academy of Wales
4th Dan Black Belt