What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo (or Tae Kwon Do) is one of the oldest forms of self-defense that originated in Korea, reaching back over 2,000 years ago. Derived from the Korean word “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon” meaning fist and “Do” meaning way of, taekwondo translates to “the way of the foot and fist.”


Taekwondo challenges both the mental and physical capabilities of students, which provides a future setting for emotional well-being, coping with everyday stress and fear, and the ability to protect themselves through self-defense skills.


There are two branches of Taekwondo:


Taekwondo competitions usually involve sparring (keurogi), board breaking, and patterns (poomsae).

At Ignite, we offer a curriculum that allows our students to compete at WT sanctioned events. We offer a program using a combination of traditional and modern teaching techniques to stay up to date with the changing WT sparring rules.

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