Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art with a long history. It formed via an amalgamation of 5 original kwans (schools): Chungdokwan; Songmookwan; Jidokwan; Moodukkwan; and Changmookwan. It is an effective form of self-defence that incorporates striking, blocking, evasive and manipulative techniques. These techniques create a balance of power and aesthetics as the movements tend to be circular and free flowing but with commensurate speed and power. In particular, Taekwondo has its unique kicking techniques that are both spectacular and devastating. It is a Martial Art that is constantly evolving.
Taekwondo offers both physical and mental training, placing a strong emphasis on the development of moral character and spirit, as shown by the 5 Tenets of Taekwondo. Additionally, Taekwondo can provide benefits in health and fitness, and improve concentration, discipline, confidence and self-control.
Pace Taekwondo can define its lineage directly to the foundation Kwans of Taekwondo. Master Robert Pace is one of the senior students of Grandmaster Young Youl Oh. GM Oh started his training in the 1950s at the Hanguk Cheyukkwan (Korea Gymnasium) in Seoul. This was the headquarters of the Jidokwan. His instructors were GMs Lee Chong Woo, Bae Young Ki and Lee Byung Ro. GM Bae Young Ki was the 1st student of the Jidokwan Founder GM Chun Sang Sup. GM Lee Chong Woo was the 2nd student of GM Chun. GM Chun was killed during the Korean War. The Jidokwan name was coined by GM Lee Chong Woo and GM Yun Kwei Byung and means "The School Of Wisdom".
Taekwondo is one of two Asian martial arts included on the Olympic programme. Taekwondo made its debut as a demonstration Olympic sport at the 1988 Seoul Games, and became an official medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Games. More. The governing body of Olympic Taekwondo is World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was founded in 1973. The first World Taekwondo Championships were held in Seoul, South Korea in 1973.
Taekwondo Poomsae are a set sequence of movements that consists of the various fundamental stances, blocks, hand techniques and kicks logically arranged in a meaningful order in response to attacks from multiple imaginary opponents.
Each Poomsae consists of an established sequence of movements which has a philosophical meaning, and each Poomsae has its own character and distinct quality. Poomsae teaches a student balance, technique, coordination and self-discipline.
There are Poomsae competitions run at a club level, all the way through to national and international levels. With a full range of age categories from juniors to plus 65, Para and freestyle.
PACE Taekwondo - Northcote:
NORTHCOTE HIGH SCHOOL,
St Georges Road, Northcote
PACE Taekwondo - Clifton Hill:
CLIFTON HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL,
185 Gold Street, Clifton Hill
Phone: +61 407 364 286
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