“TAE KWON-DO” LITERALLY MEANS, “WAY OR ART OF HAND AND FOOT”
TAE – means “to smash, kick or destroy with the foot”
KWON – means “to smash or destroy with the hand”
DO – means “way or art”
It is, however, more than this. It is the scientific use of the body in a method of self-defence, conditioning the body, both physically and mentally, to gain maximum uses of its facilities.
Tae Kwon-Do is truly a Martial Art, having been used in the Korean War and is now a compulsory part of the training schedule of every Korean soldier. It was in this environment that Grand Master Rhee began his training and came to be regarded as the number one pioneer instructor – being the first instructor to leave Korea for the purpose of teaching Tae Kwon-Do.