History of Taekwondo

Taekwondo (lien wikipidia) (Korean : 태권도, pronounced : [tʰɛ.k͈wʌn.do]) is a Korean martial art whose name can be translated as the “way of the foot and the fist” in reference to the absence of weapons needed to practice it.General Choi Hong Hi, considered the founder of modern Taekwondo proposed the name in 1955 to designate a martial art that […]


Breaking techniques (Kiokpa) is a tradition in Taekwondo. It demonstrates the energy deployed by a correctly executed Taekwondo technique – whereas an incorrectly done technique will often lead to the energy bouncing back into the hand or foot causing hurt or injury and leaving the targeted object intact. Breaking techniques are ubiquitous in demonstrations, breaking […]

Hoshinsul & Han-Bon Kiriougui

Han-Bon Kiriougui is a formalised practice of defence against a punch attack. This gives the opportunity to learn the execution of blocks and counter attacks with precision and train reflexes that will become useful in sparring and self-defence. Hoshinsul is a practice of self-defence against someone grabbing you and is closer to “street” self-defence. The […]


Poomsae are formalised fights against imaginary adversaries. Poomsae train concentration, power and fluidity of movement, breathing, balance and energy management. A convincing Poomsae is a real workout and getting all the elements of the Poomsae working harmoniously together to maximum effect takes a lot of training. All the elements of Taekwondo are trained in the […]


Although sparring can be done without protections to demonstrate control and accuracy, most sparring is done according to Olympic Rules with full protections and mainly kicks.  Like a game of chess, the key is to bring the opponent into the right frame of mind and position to carry out attacks that score points.  Kiriougui is […]