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Taekwondo Philosophy – Overview

The philosophy of Taekwondo does not only dealing with punching, training in kicking and self-defense but far more than training in physical and mental matching. The main feature of the art is the improvement of a certain spirit which carries over into all parts of life. One could secure a stable and peaceful life by basing upon a harmony between oneself and the nature. The word Do in Korean means the art, path or way of life. This is the way in the world. This philosophy of Taekwondo has its roots held by religious leaders and the heartfelt laymen throughout the history. The philosophical qualities can be drawn back to the impact of Buddhism and their purpose of the Mastery of Life.