WHAT IS TAE KWON DO?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way,” “method,” or “art.” Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the art of the foot and fist” or “the art of kicking and punching.”
As many other arts, it combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. In 1989, Taekwondo was claimed as the world’s most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners.
Taekwon-Do differs greatly from other martial arts. In fact, no other artial art is so advanced with regard to the sophistication and effectiveness of its technique or the over-all physical fitness it imparts to its practitioners. Technically, 1955 signaled the beginning of Taekwon-Do as a formally recognized art in Korea.
During that year, a special board was formed which included leading master instructors, historians, and prominent leaders of society. A number of names for the new martial art were submitted. On the 11th of April, the board summoned by Gen. Choi Hong Hi, decided on the name of Taekwon-Do which had been submitted by him. This single unified name of Taekwon-Do replaced the different and confusing terms; Dang Soo, Gong Soo, Taek Kyon, Kwon Bup, etc.
|MASTER WOLF’S TAEKWON-DO ACADEMIES(MWTA established 1976)The Thanet school of Master Wolf’s Taekwon-Do Academies (MWTA) has been established for almost 30-years and over that time has become synonymous with success.
Chief instructor Mr. Ted Wolf is a 8th degree Master – the highest-ranking Taekwon-Do instructor in the South-East of England. He has produced over 500 black belts over the years, as well as a multitude of National, International and World Champions – this success is unparalleled by any other club in the country.
|MWTA clubs span the south-east of Kent and the greater London area, and the quality resonates throughout. The sessions are regularly attended by Master Wolf’s highly talented and qualified coaching staff, including a number of current World Champions.MWTA are affiliated to the ITF(INO#375)The East Finchley academies are run by Mr Michael Belle IV degree, 4 times ITF European Tae Kwon Do Champion. After 18 years of experience of training and teaching tae kwon do Mr Belle still regularly competes at a Nation, European and World level.
Mr Michael Belle would like to announce a new class that will run weekly every Wednesday.
The new class will be held at The Green Man Community Centre, on Strawberry Vale in Finchley. The centre has some superb facilities and we are looking forward to working with the centre.
The classes are available for men, women and children of all ages, welcoming all levels of fitness and experience, and are held from 6:30pm till 8:00pm.
East Finchley Academy has been running almost three years now and is beginning to grow. The new class gives East Finchley Academy students the chance to get the most out of Taekwon-Do as well as opening its doors to new members.
If you are interested in joining a class then please contact Mr Michael Belle on 07734 034 435 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.