Requirements for obtaining a Black Belt at Yoo’s Martial Arts include memorizing 18 different kicking combinations (approx. 2 per belt).
Self-Development, Self-Motivation, Self-Defense, and Good Health
The philosophy of Taekwondo is founded on the universal need to build a more peaceful world. In order to do this effectively, the philosophy begins at the root- the individual. Consequently, the taekwondo philosophy gives special attention to self-development, self-motivation, self-defense, and good health. The art of taekwondo endeavors to cultivate a culture of positive attitude among taekwondo practitioners. However, in order for one to reap from the advantageous philosophy of Taekwondo, one must vividly comprehended that the study takes long. Additionally commitment and diligence are two important traits that will help in attaining the crown jewel of the Taekwondo philosophy- the proper mental discipline.
In martial arts, belts are used as a part of the uniform and a symbol of rank. The belt holds the gi, or dobok in Taekwondo, closed and the color of the belt indicates how experienced the practitioner is.
In Taekwondo, a form (“poomse”) is a method of expressing and cultivating energy through a series of stances and flowing movements involving various offensive and defensive hand and kicking techniques.