Taekwondo is a form of self-defense martial art that was developed in Korea. Contrary to what many of my fellow Taekwondo instructors or predecessors may have taught you, Taekwondo is not an ancient practice that has origins in Korea many thousands of years ago.
All of the different martial arts that are practiced in the U.S., Taekwondo is the most popular, with the most students. It originated in Korea and includes self defense, exercises, combat fighting and self discipline. It is also an Olympic sport, with many followers. In order to know what level of expertise a student has achieved, all you need to do is look at the various colored belts they wear on their white uniforms. Roughly translated Taekwondo means “the way of the foot and the fist”, which makes perfect sense. Let’s examine how to care for the uniform.