Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art involves techniques like kicking higher than the head, and punching, thus with the major roles played by both hand and feet. The self-defense technique fosters the right alignment between physical and mental state.
The combat sport was developed by Korean martial art practitioners carrying experience in Karate, Subak, Taekkyon and Gwonbeop. Characterized by the coordination between the mind and body, Tae Kwon Do is all about pose and confrontation. It is important for the performer to keep the mind calm and get it in perfect synchronization with the body movements. It is about training the mind as well as body and getting them on the same pane. The pose or posture should be right for the confrontation that leads to instant impact on the other side.
At Tae Kwon Do Centre, this self-defense training is provided with an objective to build self-confidence and an ability to perform. Our Tae Kwon Do experts have earned years of experience and developed an expertise with which they impart quality training to the young aspirants, intermediaries as well as those who wish to master it.
Haidong Gumdo is a sword-based Korean martial art form that depicts the ideas of patriotism, respect and being on the righteous path. It has been practised by the Samurang who stood at the front during the battle for justice. Carrying the knowledge and expertise in sword fighting and following the right path, they were known to be the generals to Koguryo Kings.
This martial art form is based on some standard Japanese art forms namely, Kenjutsu, Iaido, and Battodo, as it reflects the similar sword techniques. The training involves self-control, meditation and practising of various kinds of breathing techniques, which cleanses the mind and aligns it with the physical self. It requires establishing a high level of discipline within the mind and body.
The practice is performed with a wooden sword. In competitions, the plastic or rubber swords are used, in accordance with the Haidong Gumdo Federation regulations. Several sword methods are derived from other martial art forms like Bonguk Geombeop and some traditional Japanese sword styles like Toyamma Ryu and Eishin-Ryu.
The basic techniques practised in Haidong Gumdo are cutting, fencing, thrusting and combatting. The abdominal breathing exercises form the foundation of this martial art form, that presents by far the most intense sword art.