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Who is the founder of Tae Kwon Do in India?
- Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani is the founder & Father of Taekwondo in India, he started Taekwondo in the year 1975 and spread Taekwondo all over India:-
- In my opinion, Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan is the Founder of Taekwondo in India. See sources and related links.
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The back kick is the strongest kick in taekwondo. It is very useful in breaking; however, for sparring, head kicks are more effective for knockouts, even if they are technical…ly less powerful.
a tae kwon-do arena or gym is called a dojang
The benefits of Taekwondo training are too numerous to mention here. Some of the obvious ones are physical fitness, improved health, coordination, self control, discipline, an…d of course, self defense. Proper training in Taekwondo involves a complete introspective look at yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually, and making constant improvements to balance one's life, and achieve harmony. Taekwondo training also has as much of an impact on family, friends, and society as it does the individual. Many people approach Taekwondo training as a part-time hobby, a sport, or a way to fight, but the serious Martial Artist views Taekwondo as a way of life. Not that it replaces your life, or becomes a dominant obsession, but that it applies to anything and everything you do, and permeates your very being - - the way you think, act, learn, eat, sleep, and breathe. It enhances every aspect of your life to create balance, and make the experience better.
The ATU (American Taekwondo United) is a collection of mostly Korean Taekwondo Instructors throughout the United States, representing state chapters of ATU. These instructors …run their own schools, and might still be actively involved with the Kukkiwon for credentials, or World Taekwondo Federation for competition and Olympics, but have also connected through the fairly recently developed ATU to support one another. The ATU President is Seung Hyung Lee. (See the related links below)
Taekwondo came to India in 1975, by Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan. Father of Taekwondo in India. Check the related links:- Taekwondo came to India in 1974, by Mast…er P. A. Gurung (As per record of Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame)
The International TaeKwonDo Alliance (ITA) is an international franchising company that licenses taekwondo schools all over the world. The ITA offers instructors which must b…e certified every year. The style of taekwondo taught at ITA schools is Ho-Am TaeKwonDo. Ho-Am are the Korean words for tiger and rock. They offer special classes for young students age 3 - 6. The ITA also offers classes in HanMuDoo, Jiu-Jitsu, yoga, Korean sword and tactical short stick. HanMuDoo is an Korean martial art which includes thrown and locks (like Judo). Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian martial art that includes ground fighting. The ITA can trace its roots directly to Grand Master Won-kuk Lee, who founded Chung Do Kwan. Chung Do Kwan's was the largest and the only gym whose ranks were recognized by General Choi when civilians became soldiers. On April 11th, 1955, a board of instructors from the different Kwans, historians, and other prominent persons selected Tae-Kwon-Do as the new name of the national martial art of Korea.
If you are referring to the yell that is commonly shouted when practicing Taekwondo, then the Korean term is actually "Kihap" 기합 which means to "shout" or "yell" with grea…t energy or "Ki." There are many different sounds that can be made for an effective Kihap. In some early schools of Taekwondo outside of Korea, students were actually told to shout the word "kihap!" but this would sound very odd to a native Korean. It would be like English speaking people being told to yell loudly, and they shouted the word "YELL!" Instead, it should be a sharp exhaling of the full capacity of your lungs by exerting a great deal of force with the diaphragm (muscular wall in the abdomen under the lungs), and using a loud vocal sound such as "Haaaa!" or "Ahoe!" force the air out in a burst of energy to coordinate the muscular contractions of the core muscle groups within the torso, and the powerful execution of a strike, block, or other technique. The "Kihap" is designed to regulate the breathing, and can be used absorb an impact, and avoid getting the wind knocked out of you if struck in the abdomen or when falling to the ground. It can also be used to intimidate, distract, or startle your opponent which can cause the effect of "freezing" your opponent momentarily just prior to a strike. Some Taekwondo experts use the Kihap in preparation of a break, or difficult technique to help release adrenaline, and focus their mind. In most cases, the Kihap is used right at the moment of impact to maximize the power of the strike.
Taekwondo (태권도) is the modern name of the Korean national martial art which was chosen as an umbrella title on April 11, 1955. There is no other name for Taekwondo, howe…ver it is often translated from Korean Hangeul with several different variations such as: Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, Taegwondo. Earlier terms that were used during the post WWII era to describe Korean self defense included Tangsudo (aka: Tang Soo Do - variation of Chinese hand), Taesudo, Kongsudo. Modern Taekwondo was influenced by several Chinese and Japanese systems, but is primarily formed around its ancient native Korean roots in what was known as Subak, Tae Kkyeon, and the philosophy of leadership/warrior training of Korea's Hwarang Knights.
Taekwondo is practiced and performed for three main purposes: 1. Self Improvement - including Self Defense, 2. Demonstration 3. Sport The sport of Taekwondo is not the exact s…ame thing as the Martial Art of Taekwondo. Rules of competition are designed for safety of the competitors, fair play, and for promoting the unique aspects of Taekwondo's primary tactic for using legs as a formidable weapon. A Taekwondo tournament is coordinated by several V.I.P.'s, officiated by a judging staff, and run by the hard work of many volunteers. The Tournament V.I.P.'s include: 1. The tournament Host who presents the event in his or her name. 2. The tournament Director and co-directors who oversee the organization of the event. 3. The organizing committee - a group of experienced Black Belts who are responsible for all preparations, and smooth execution of the event. 4. Ring Coordinator - an experienced referee who ensures rings are staffed, and run according to the rules, and that staff is rotated when needed. The Officiating staff includes: 1. The Arbitration Board - a group of senior referees who review any official protests which might challenge a ring official's call, or the procedures and/or outcome of a match in accordance with the rules. 2. Head of court (optional) a senior referee who sits at a table just outside the ring to ensure that the ring is run safely, smoothly, and according to the rules. 3. Center Referee - the judging official who stands in the center of the ring, calls contestants, inspects for proper equipment, starts and ends the match, calls for breaks between rounds, issues warnings and deductions, moves about during the match and manages the match for safety, fair play, and enforcement of the rules, and declares a winner at the end of the match. 4. Corner Judges (two to four) - judging officials who either stand or sit in their assigned chair at each corner of the ring, and score the points of valid attacks by either raising a colored flag, or recording a mark on a judge's score sheet, or by pushing a hand-held control button for electronic scoring by computer. Tournament volunteers and workers include: 1. Time Keeper - a volunteer who sits at the ring's head table, and keeps track of time for rounds, breaks between rounds, referee's time-out, injury time, or time to comply with other rules. 2. Score Keeper - a volunteer who sits at the ring's head table, and records the points awarded, tallies the score, and informs the center referee of the winner by points or penalties. 3. Ring Runners - volunteers who transport papers from the rings to the tournament director's table, and escorts award recipients from the ring to the awards presentation area (if used). They also escort groups of competitors from the staging or holding area (if used) to the rings when divisions are called. 4. Awards presenters - The individuals assigned to safe guard the awards on display, and present them when notified of the winners in each division by official paperwork from the officials in each ring. 5. Weigh-in officials - The staff assigned to check and record the weight of the competitors to ensure they are matched accordingly. 6. Inspection officials - The staff assigned to sit at an inspection table, and visually inspect the presence of proper uniform, safety gear, and removal of metallic items for all competitors. 7. Medical staff - Doctor or EMT's on call to address any injuries. 8. Ushers - to help seat people, and ensure that only authorized people with proper credentials are allowed on the competition floor. 9. Security - Usually hired as an independent contractor, professional uniformed security or police provide a visible deterrence for problems, and are there to intercede when needed.
Different taekwondo schools have different slogans. One of the contributors to this page attends a taekwondo school where the slogan is: "I promise to be a good person with kn…owledge in my mind, honest in my heart, to make good friends and become a black belt."
Taekwondo is a Korean unarmed martial arts that has been enexstences for more than 2,300 years ago along with the silla dysnasty.Taekyun was the first name given to an art whi…ch means foot movement.Through constant study and training, Korean came up with an exercise that is adoptable to all ages.It is the combination of hand and foot movements which is now known as taekwondo....:)
In English Kihap means "yell with Ki" or energy. So basically you yell! There are many reasons to yell, both during training, and in practical application of self defense: 1. …It helps to strengthen the lungs as a regular exercise. 2. It aids in tensing the core muscles in the abdomen, and the rest of the body. 3. It controls the escape of air which prevents getting the wind knocked out of you. 4. It requires the release of some air which reduces the danger of holding your breath during strenuous activities. 5. It helps to focus the mind to become more intense and powerful. 6. It can startle, scare, intimidate, or distract your opponent.
In taekwondo... You learn to kick and punch so you can defend yourself. You do lots of exercise - (you get very fit!) There's lots of stretching to help you get flexible… and supple. You learn patterns (sequences of moves). This helps your concentration, memory and co-ordination. Taekwondo sparring teaches you to cope with confrontation. And you learn about martial arts philosophy. This is a code you can live your life by. for more info look for crispin vegaIII on facebook and you can add him as a friend thanks
White Belt (10th Kup) - White signifies the innocence of the beginner and his ignorance of Taekwondo.White Belt with Yellow Stripe (9th Kup)Yellow Belt (8th Kup) - Yellow repr…esents the earth, from where a plant takes root and sprouts as the foundations of Taekwondo are laid.Yellow Belt with Green Stripe (7th Kup)Green Belt (6th Kup) - Green signifies the plant itself as, like a plant, the student's Taekwondo skills continue to grow.Green Belt with Blue Stripe (5th Kup)Blue Belt (4th Kup) - Blue represents the heavens above, the divine direction in which the plant is growing.Blue Belt with Red Stripe (3rd Kup)Red Belt (2nd Kup) - Red signifies danger, warning the student of his own capability for damage and other students of his skill.Red Belt with Black Stripe (1st Kup)
A Taekwondo dan (black belt degree) or poom (junior black belt, usually under age 15), can be "validated" in many different ways, depending on who your instructor is, what is …the lineage of your instructor and/or school to earlier, recognized Kwans (family of schools), and any connection to an established Taekwondo organization, association, or federation. For many students, the mere acknowledgement from their personal teacher (especially if the teacher is a venerated master with legitimate training, and proper credentials), is enough to satisfy their own validation. However, to avoid falling victim to the many frauds, and scam artist who claim to know the Korean art of Taekwondo, and to be qualified to teach, there are many well-known sources of official Black Belt Dan certification. The best way to be sure is to verify the unbroken chain of lineage from the original 9 Kwans recognized in Korea (internet searches of the name of your school / association can help with that) Since Taekwondo is recognized as a Korean Martial Art (the national martial art and national sport of Korea), the only official certification of Black Belts in Korea (also made available to students world wide) is the through the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, Korea). Kukkiwon Taekwondo black belts should be registered with the Kukkiwon in Korea. You can verify someone's dan level by visiting the Kukkiwon website (see related link below), and going to "Dan Check". You'll need the person's nationality (from pick list) full name (as it appears on their Kukkiwon certificate) and their birth date (in the correct Asian date format of YYMMDD).
(note to contributors: If your school uses a different rank structure than the ones presented here, feel free to ADD them to the bottom of this answer. DO NOT delete the corre…ct information that has already been provided, just to replace it with your individual schools rank order.) The belt ranking system in Taekwondo varies from one organization to the next. Typically, the student ranks are based on a "geup" (color belt "grade"), and "Dan" (adult Black Belt "Degree") with a Poom being the Junior Black Belt for those under the age of 15. Various color belts are often used as a visual representation of the student grade up to the permanent rank of Black Belt. The choice of colors, and the number of different belts will vary depending on the organization. In most cases, the beginner rank is a white belt, and the colors progress by getting darker as the student goes up in rank. The grade starts at a higher number (usually 9th grade), and goes down in number as the student goes up in rank. A standard, simple rank structure might be as follows: No grade (or 9th) - White Belt 8th and 7th grade - Yellow 6th and 5th grade - Green 4th and 3rd grade - Blue 2nd and 1st grade - Brown or Red or one of each 1st through 9th Degree Black Belt ______________________________________________________________ Example from the United States Chung Do Kwan Association (USCDKA): No grade - White Belt (sometimes labeled as a 10th Grade) 9th grade - Yellow Belt 8th grade - Gold Belt 7th grade - Orange Belt 6th grade - Green Belt 5th grade - Purple Belt 4th grade - Blue Belt 3rd grade - Red Belt 2nd grade - Brown Belt 1st grade - Brown Belt with Black Stripe Black Belt 1st Degree through 9th Degree (note: A 10th Degree is rarely used in Taekwondo and generally is awarded posthumously to a 9th Dan who has died, or retired after a lifetime of dedication) ______________________________________________________________ Here is another example: White Belt (Or no belt) Orange Orange Advanced (These aren't necessary, you can skip them.) Yellow Yellow Advanced Green Green Advanced Blue Blue Advanced Red Red Advanced Recommended Black Belt Black Belt Then for Black Belt you have 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th degree. The higher the degree then the more "advanced" you are. (note: When saying "Advanced" in the color belt rankings, the belt has a black stripe through it.)
The 태 ("Tae") of 태권도 ("Taekwondo") means to smash or stomp with the foot. It represents the aspect of Taekwondo where legs are used for kicking as a primary weapon of …self defense. The Korean term for a kick as a noun is 차기 ("Chagi"), or as a verb 차다 ("Chada").