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    Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence and the world’s most popular martial art. It was first developed by a Korean Army General, Gen. Choi Hong Hi, in the 1950s and 1960s. “Tae” means to jump or kick with the foot; “Kwon” means to punch with the hand or fist; and “Do” means art or way. Taekwon-Do is also an exciting sport with many spectacular events such as sparring, patterns, power breaking and the high flying special techniques competition. But it is also a martial ... Read more art suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are run for everyone from beginning to advanced levels, including special classes for children. Taekwon-Do was designed for self defence, and there is a strong emphasis on the moral aspects of the art, such as discipline, humility and self control. These non-physical aspects are known as the “Do”. Members of International Taekwon-Do are taught aspects of “Do” as a part of the grading syllabus and are encouraged to live by the tenets of ...

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    • Oxford G.P. Hall, Oxford A&P Showgrounds, Showgate Drive, Oxford (7430), Canterbury Region

    Oxford Alpine Taekwondo is a Kukkiwon-style Taekwondo martial arts club that provides a local community based programme for families and individuals to learn. Taekwondo is beneficial to its members because it helps develop respect, trust and open communication. It also promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Taekwondo enhances self-esteem by heightening physical and mental abilities. It also builds confidence by encouraging people to succeed by attaining grades ... Read more and participating in competitions during the year. It helps develop discipline by thoroughly training the body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo. Our classes also teach self-defence by showing students how to recognise situations in which physical self-defence may be necessary, and teaching how to control such situations to their advantage, as well as strengthening minds and bodies through increased physical coordination and mental discipline. Oxford Alpine Taekwondo holds ...

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