General information about Taekwon-Do

Taekwon-Do (TKD) is a modern martial art which was developed in the 1950’s for the korean military forces by a korean general named Choi Hong Hi. Translated into english, TKD means  “the way to strike with hands and feet“. Tae represents the kicking techniques, Kwon the punches and hand strikes and Do the path that is taken by the practicioner.

Throughout decades, Taekwon-Do gradually transformed from a military sport into a sport that can be learned and practiced by everyone. It is currently the worlds most popular martial art with more than 50 million practicioners worldwide.

The training is divided into patterns (tul), free sparring (matsogi), breaking (kyek-pa), self-defense (hosinsul) and functional strength- and mobility exercises. Taekwon-Do therefore represents a complete martial art,  different to fighting sports like Kickboxing or MMA which are limited to competitive sparring only.


 self-defense outdoor training Black Bear Taekwon-Do Erlangen
The self-defense is one of five major subjects in Taekwon-Do training.


The most significant difference compared to other martial arts lies in the strong emphasis on kicking techniques in TKD, which are often delivered while turning the body and/or jumping into the air. One could think that Taekwon-Do can only be learned by particularly flexible and strong people – but the opposite is true. Everyone who is willing to learn, can learn Taekwon-Do! The goal is not to be the fastest or strongest - but to work and improve continuously.

Apart from the physical excersice, the goal is to internalize the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-control
  • Indomitable spirit

We want to teach martial arts in a way that everyone can learn in the most suitable environment for her or him. This is why classes for children are taught separately from adults.

To learn more about adult's classes, click here, for children's classes here.

Children in a Taekwon-Do light competition
With proctective gear, even children can take part in light-contact or semi-contact sparring


Belts exames passed with us are globally accepted and recognized by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). We provide the opportunitiy to participate in seminars and competitions regularly.


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