Despite specific styles of taekwondo vary from clubs to schools, basic styles of taekwondo is defined by ITF and Kukkiwon. Fundamental techniques include kicks, blocks, punches and strikes, throwing and falling. Also anaerobic and aerobic workout including stretching and relaxation, meditation and breathing control is taught. Not just techniques, but also mental and ethical discipline, etiquette, respect and self-confidence is a major component that defines taekwondo.
Taekwondo ranks are typically separated into “junior” and “senior” sections referred to as “color belts” and “black belts.” To advance from a rank to the next, students must pass a promotion test that reflects the various aspects of taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a great form of art that should be considered for those of all ages. It not only teaches defense but also teaches mental and ethical discipline. Those who learn taekwondo respectively learn to respect others and gain self-confidence.