What to Look for in a Good Taekwondo Program
The earliest known traces of Taekwondo originated in Asia, called Soo Bak. The Koguryo soldiers passed it along to the legendary Hwarang of Silla. While Taekwondo developed from these early training, the basic principles of Soo Bak have survived. In addition to fighting skills, Taekwondo develops confidence and self-discipline.
In September 1961, the Korea Taekwondo Association was formed. It was a body devoted to developing standards and bringing Taekwondo to the world. Its leader was General Choi. General Choi dispatched masters from Korea to teach Taekwondo in other countries, laying the foundations for what would become the International Taekwondo Federation. General Choi later moved to Toronto, Canada, and founded the ITF.
As mentioned before, Taekwondo began as a martial art in South Korea. Before the Japanese occupied the country, it was called Subak Do, and fighters used their feet as the primary weapons. Subak Do spread throughout Asia and China …