This Taekwondo page contains information about the various styles of taekwondo that exist today and focuses on the two biggest: ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) and WTF (World Taekwondo Federation).
Taekwondo (also written as "tae kwon do", "taekwon-do" or "t'aegwondo") is a modern martial art from Korea that is characterised by its fast, high and spinning kicks.
Besides explanations on the organizations, there is information about techniques and ethical backgrounds of taekwondo. Korean terms, including sound-files, are provided, belt explanations are provided and there is a photo-gallery and much, much more. In short: (almost) everything you need to know about this great martial art.
Use the menubar on the left to navigate through this site or use the search option below.
I invite you to write any comments or ask any questions, but before you ask a question, please check the link 'Q and A' to see if your question is not already answered in that list.
The photo on the left is Pavel Bares. He has some excellent photos (taken by Ondrej Vrabel) at the following location, some of these photos are also used for the banner. (Photos used with permission).
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