The martial arts originally were developed to protect oneself and loved ones from those who would harm them, whether they were armed or not. Thousands of years ago, Korea was an occupied country and no weapons were allowed. The families of the common people, or the children that were referred to as the Hwarang group, vowed a promise. The promise involved 100% effort and a code of ethics that included sportsmanship with excellence and courtesy in and out of the training hall or Do Jang, as it is commonly referred to.This overwhelming pride in the heritage and teachings of the originators of the sport and art of Tae Kwon Do / Kum Do carries on to these very days, some 2000 years later.
The principles are still sound and relate to goodwill for all. Gain an ongoing commitment to pass on what you have learned as a student to insure that all can be bettered and gain from Tae Kwon Do and Kum Do lessons. See why Tae Kwon Do and Kum Do are such a huge part of the culture of so many countries, languages and martial artists today.
Tae Kwon Do: For the mind, body and life!