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Taekwondo as a sport has over 60 million practitioners in 184 countries. It originates from South Korea where the world governing body, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), is currently based.
The modern form of Taekwondo was not agreed until 1955, but the sport has its roots in various Korean forms of martial arts stretching back more than 2,000 years.
The name Taekwondo literally translates as the way of the foot and the fist – tae means to break or attack with the foot, kwon means to break with the fist and do translates as the art or way.
As well as Taekwondo being a form of self defence, the sport side has grown dramatically over the years, being made more so popular with the inclusion of it being declared an Olympic sport in 1988, it is well known for its extreme athletic kicking, but is also a complete martial arts system. This art is fantastic for weight loss.
Mark belongs to the Heart Of England Taekwondo Club. He is a instructor within the club holding a 2nd Dan Black Belt and is proud to teach under Master Neil Guest 7th Dan.