What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a modern art of self defense founded by Grand Master Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan who was a General in the Korean army. He developed Taekwon-Do by researching other martial arts and by using principles of modern science to design techniques which have maximum power and effectiveness. Taekwon-Do has grown in popularity and is taught in nearly every country in the world. It is greatly renowned for its spectacular and dynamic kicking techniques. This has led to the misconception that Taekwon-Do is just a kicking art. Since the legs are more powerful than the arms, Taekwon-Do does make extensive use of the legs but kicks make up only a small fraction of the total number of Taekwon-Do techniques. There are also blocks, punches, and strikes with the hands or arms.