The basics of Tae Kwon Do are both cultural and political. On the cultural side, the Tae Kwon Do remains a unification of the methods of various South Korean schools in the 1950s from the Shotokan karate (which evolved in Japan) and several specific elements of Korean martial arts (including taekkyon) . On the political side, the Tae Kwon Do played the role of a national propaganda tool whose aim was to exalt the patriotism of the young South Korean nation after the Japanese occupation and the conflict with the North Korea.
The Tae Kwon Do means word for word the "Way by the use of the techniques of feet and fists". This Korean fighting sport aims to use with the maximum efficiency all parts of your human body to defend or attack. It is practiced mostly without weapons. The methods of kicking and arm methods remain the prerogative of the training of this martial art. In order to be effective in the fight and to strive for technical mastery, it is essential to impose hard work in the long term. This sport will then modify your body to make it become a formidable weapon. Apart from the search for martial effectiveness, the Tae Kwon Do remains a perfect physical practice to serve to harmonize the whole of your body.