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Martial Arts School in West Kelowna, BC
Beginner Kids Class:
Mon. and Wed. 5:30 - 6:30pm
All Ages/Levels Class:
Mon. and Wed. 6:45 - 7:45pm, Fri. 6:00 - 7:00pm
Tues. and Thurs. 6:15 - 7:15pm
Tues. and Thurs. by appointment
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo as we know it today is a Korean martial art created in the 1940s and 50s by several prominent Korean martial artists who had backgrounds in Japanese Karate (due to the Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945), and some influence from neighbouring Chinese martial arts. Taekwondo is similar in many ways to Karate, but emphasizes a wider arsenal of kicks and agile movements.
There are 2 major organizations within Taekwondo - the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), and Kukkiwon Taekwondo. They both practice similar techniques, but differ in competition rules and have different sets of formal training exercises called “poomsae” (known as patterns or forms in English). The sporting organization that administers Olympic competitions and events is known as World Taekwondo (WT).
This school mainly follows the Kukkiwon Taekwondo training curriculum which is administered by Taekwondo headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.