Bowing in Taekwondo

Bowing in Taekwondo: When it is done (and when it isn’t)

Many people, especially in the west, find bowing to be demeaning. It’s a sign of subservience to many, so not everyone is keen on practicing it. But in some cultures, bowing is not only the physical manifestation of respect, it’s also a sign of gratitude. In many of these cultures, bowing is also a substitute for a handshake. Such is …

Gold Medal Olympics

Taekwondo and the Junior Olympics

Participating in the TaeKwonDo Youth Olympic Games is something that young Taekwondo athletes from all over the world often look forward to. Based on the format of the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games offer athletes between the ages of 6 and 24 the chance to showcase their Martial Arts talents to the whole world. The Junior Olympics for TaeKwonDo …

TaeKwondo Vs Tang Soo Do: What is the Difference?

The Korean martial arts of TaeKwondo and Tang Soo Do have so much in common, while also having some key differences. Both were created out of turmoil in Korea and later became highly organized martial arts that are practiced by millions. So what is the difference between Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do? Tang Soo Do is a Korean form of …

Autism and Taekwondo

How Can TaeKwonDo Help Kids with Autism?

Talking about having kids practice Taekwondo when they have Autism can be confusing as some are unaware of the benefits of this Martial Art with child with Autism. So, how can Taekwondo help kids with Autism? Autism spectrum disorder is a term that refers to individuals who have difficulties with communication and social interaction. With the right attitude and motivation, …

Para Taekwondo and the Olympics

Para Taekwondo in the Paralympic Games

Para Taekwondo is both rewarding and fun for those with disabilities. The chance to compete against others at the Paralympics has it own special rewards and satisfaction. I did some research on the competitors and the events and this is what I found. What is Para Taekwondo? Para Taekwondo comes from traditional Taekwondo and has been modified to allow for …