Why is Taekwondo so popular? Because it's the BEST!
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Okay, now I have your attention, when I say Tae Kwon Do is the best martial art, I admit I'm a bit prejudiced. TKD is my martial art of choice and the martial art I hold a black belt in. But please believe me when I say in all sincerity, I know there are many, many superb martial arts out there. I'm just partial to mine, and...
It is incredibly popular. There are many reasons for the growing popularity of this Korean martial art including the fairly recent Olympic sparring events featuring WTF tkd sparring. The surge in popularity the sport of TKD has received because of inclusion to the Olympics as a medal sport has something to do with its popularity.
But popularity only takes you so far if you don't have the character to back it up and...
Tae kwon do has character
Since TKD is the most popular martial art in the world, isn't it time there was an online network where you can learn, teach and grow with artists from around the world?
Did I say artists?
Yes, because TKD is a martial art and a way of life.
This is a confusing notion to those who are not familiar with the martial arts. But keep in mind that--Taekwondo is more than just being able to kick, punch and yell effectively.
It's a family activity that adds to a healthy lifestyle for men, women and kids. Martial arts is one of the few activities that can be started at any age and any skill level.
If you already share my passion for a martial art that promotes self improvement, healthy eating habits, physical fitness and so much more, then stick around because you're definitely in the right place.
TKD has a long, rich history among the Korean people. It is a martial art whose history was nearly lost, but thanks to dedicated Masters, it survived to become the entity it is today.
There are many aspects of TKD that beginners need more information about. And even experts need to brush up from time to time. The TKD Network is the place to come when you need that information.
Your BEST source for general tae kwon do information
Here is a small sample of general tae kwon do information you can find on The Taekwondo Network:
Forms, Patterns or Poomse WTF and ITF illustrated and video resources.
Techniques:kick, punch, block, strike, break, etc.
Women in the art
Kids tae kwon do
Classes and Lessons
Supplies, Uniforms, Belts
Styles (yes there are several different styles all under the umbrella of TKD)
Terminology Korean to English basics
Suggested reading and eBooks
Vegetarian and other Healthy Habits
T-shirts and clipart
Oh, I could go on and on.
Maybe now you are beginning to see why I love TKD. It is more than a way to exercise or a cool fighting technique.
This is a way of life, a way to more happiness, a road to better health. It promotes a mind--body--spirit connection that will serve you throughout your day and your life.
Tae kwon do Philosophy
TKDN On-line Store
The NEW TKD Network store is now online. We have several tae kwon do T shirts available. Make sure to check out the Pride in your Country line. Your nation's flag with a Taekwondo message reads loud and clear.
There are mugs for the green tea drinkers and taekwondoists. Note cards for black belts make great gifts. Kids tae kwon do t shirts and more one the way every week. I have lots of fun designs. If you have a custom idea in mind, send me feedback through the Contact Me button and I'll see if I can help you out.
You don't have to see the staircase to take the first step.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Confucius
Kam sa ham ni dah
Martial arts students bow when they meet other artists and especially when meeting a senior both in age and rank.
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The list of available articles are posted on the left.
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