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Theory for Grading

  If you’re looking for an easy to use summary of both the theory and terminology questions and answers, use the categories list on the right hand side of this page and go to –> taekwondo –> grading –> terminology &


Taegeuk Meaning

Translated from their Chinese characters, Tae means greatness, and geuk eternity.  Taegeuk is a symbol representing the principles of the cosmos, creation, and the norms of human life.  The circumference of the Taegeuk mark symbolises


History of Korea

Korea is a modern nation with a history of over 5,000 years. The history of its culture can be seen in the Korean art and architecture that remains today. In Korean mythology there is a story of the birth of the Korean nation when a god named



Whilst the WTF is responsible for the sporting aspects of Taekwondo, Kukkiwon is responsible for black belt gradings and certification, and the general administration of the martial art of Taekwondo.


Taekwondo Australia

Taekwondo Australia is the national body (NSO) for Taekwondo in Australia.  TA received recognition in 1998 by World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as the only


What is the World Taekwondo Federation?

Prior to the 1960s there were many independent schools or kwans of Taekwondo (then known as Tae Soo Do).  In 1961 several of the largest schools unified to form the Korea Tae Soo Do Association, which in 1965 became known as the Korean


Qualities of a Black Belt

A Black Belt has… Integrity A Black Belt does not lie, cheat, or steal. When you have integrity you can look people in the eye with confidence and know that what you’ve said is believed and trusted. Loyalty The very word is life itself,


What is Taekwondo?

Freely translated, Taekwondo means ‘the art of kicking and punching.’  Literally it means: Tae   Pushing, jumping, or striking with the foot Kwon   Hitting or striking with fist or hand Do   The way, the story, the art Taekwondo is a

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