Taekwondo is a Martial Art with Dynamic Kicking Skills.
The history and origins of Taekwondo is very complex as well as highly contested as an ancient martial art amongst experts. It is accepted that Taekwon-Do was founded by General Choi Hong Hi during the 1950ies, after he blended his knowledge of Taekkyon, Shotokan Karate and Judo. If you love competition fighting, Taekwondo is for you.
As a sport event, Taekwondo has become quite famous. It emphasizes the use of superior kicks supported by hand skills, as an offensive system. The official Taekwondo curriculum does not include groundwork, locks, rolling and falling, or any self-defence techniques against grabs, pins, and takedowns.
How we Learn
In our school in La Ronge, we do not teach Taekwondo, but we do study one of the origins of the style, Shotokan Karate. Our school’s head instructor has studies various forms of karate for over 30 years, purely for self-defence. Our Karate includes locks, pins as well as falling and rolling, however karate kicks are less dynamic than the ones found in Taekwondo.