Taekwondo is one of the most organized and scientific Korean cultural martial arts, teaching more than merely physical fighting qualities/skills.
It depicts ways of enhancing spirit and life via training the mind and body.
The word “Taekwondo” is one word in Korean. Tea means “leg” or “Foot” to step on. “Kwon” means “Fight” or “Fist”. Do mean the “Discipline” of “Way”. Bu combining all the words, it literally means “way of striking or kicking.”
There are 2 significant concepts behind taekwondo:
- Ways to control fighting, keep the peace sustains and establish a more peaceful world.
- The accurate way of controlling parts of body – the feet and fist.
Taekwondo has established about 5,000 years in Korea, initiating as a defensive martial art form called “taekkyon” or “subak” and becoming a best way of training the mind and body.
In the year 1955, the group of Korean martial art leaders selected taekwondo as the defensive and definitive Korean martial arts to launch its development globally.
In the year of 1973, the government of Korea identified the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) as the legitimate authoritative body. The 1st World championships were arranged in this year.
This sport was featured as the demonstration game in 1988 and 1992 Olympics, becoming an official medal game at the Sydney Olympics in the year of 2000.
Taekwondo in Pakistan:
Pakistan Taekwondo Federation is linked with the following National/International Bodies:
- Pakistan Olympic Association
- World Taekwondo Federation
- Pakistan Sports Board.
- Asian Taekwondo Federation
- Pakistan Railway.
- Pakistan Army
- Pakistan Police
- Pakistan WAPDA
- Pakistan Navy
- Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa
- Sindh Taekwondo Association
- Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Taekwondo Association
- Islamabad Taekwondo Association
- Punjab Taekwondo Association
- Baluchistan Taekwondo Association.