Tae Kwon Do is an action philosophy.
It is the Korean martial art of self-defense. Literally, Tae means Foot, Kwon means Hand, and Do means Art. It is much more than the image of the martial art physical aspect. It is designed as a nonviolent art and system of complete body exercise as well as being a way of life. It includes physical techniques, mental disciplines, and a deep philosophy.
Incorporating these three aspects into one’s life will build for them the ability to be strong, to be humble, to be gentle, and to maintain self-respect. Tae Kwon Do philosophy emphasizes good health, happiness, generosity, and a sense of values of freedom, justice, and peace. All of these inspire both independence and coexistence. Tae Kwon Do is an art for humanity. It is a guide for the formation of outstanding character. It is practiced as a modern world sport. It is as useful as a contemporary universal philosophy. Tae Kwon Do is the most beautiful and greatest martial arts in the world.