Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art, recognised for it’s fast, high and spinning kicks.
Tae Kwon Do roughly translated means, ‘the art of kicking and punching’ or “the art of unarmed combat”.
The sport was founded in Korea and is one of the popular modern martial arts.
Taekwondo as a martial art is popular with people of both genders and of many ages.
Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.
Protective padding is worn during training sessions.
Tae Kwon Do has no age limits and is a very good sport for children to take part in.
They learn fast reactions through games, learn to respect others and learn to know what they can achieve.
Competition rules are a bit different for children than they are for adults.
Although children wear full body protection (preferably thicker than the protection for adults) only kicks and punches to the body are allowed.
For information on preventing or recoveing from Tae Kwon Do injuries, visit our dedicated Tae Kwon Do Injuries page provided by Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic.
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