If you think about it, what sport can you play without getting hurt? Since taekwondo is literally getting on the mat and fighting with another human being, I can see why people wouldn't want to do it. There is a lot of body contact but you are trained on how to defend yourself and use the techniques that you were tough how to do. The instructor wants you to succeed in the sport, so you shouldn’t question their training sessions. They are both equal to both boys and girls.
(Lee, 1995) It requires proper and skillful execution of techniques such as punching, jumping kicks, blocks, dodges, parrying actions with hands and feet. Taekwondo is a sport that uses the entire body as a weapon to attack and beat the opponent with his hands, feet, elbows, knees or any part of his body. A person who knows Taekwondo should be able to stand against any opponent, but its code forbids unfair assaults or unnecessary use of force. (Lee, 1995) This essay will define Taekwondo’s history, expected learning outcomes and how it is used as a means of self-defense. History The origins of Taekwondo come from the Koguryo, Baekchae and Silla Dynasties of Ancient Korea (Marinoy, Iordanov ,& Tzvetkova, 1998) .
This sport has been around forever but it wasn’t till 2005 when the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion) broadcasted its first TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) show which showed two teams of fighters competing to win a contract with the UFC. For MMA fighters being part of this community is an honor because it teaches discipline, self defense and most importantly it turns you into a healthier person. All though being involved in MMA is a healthy lifestyle because of all the workouts you do, there are some negatives to this community. One of them is injuries. Most people probably know this since they watch UF... ... middle of paper ... ...iscipline only comes from people who are part of the MMA community.
They have already started taking over areas of Pakistan that were previously territory of the Taliban. Many former members of the Taliban who joined ISIS in this documentary stated they made the swi... ... middle of paper ... ...e about their hatred for these terrorist organizations. Young children however are the ones who are being affected the most by ISIS invasion. They are taught that jihad is a part of their CULTURE, a way of life. Academic ACHIEVEMENT for these children means successfully learning how to fight jihad, use lethal weapons and eventually become fighter for ISIS.
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Also, because not everything can be taught for all situations that arise, many basic techniques, rules, methods, and concepts are taught and emphasized. On the other hand, self-defense practice includes doing everyday drills, forms, and sparring. Self-defense training does not always have to be 100 percent self-defense training. Although, you really do not get instruction on self-defense when doing drills, forms, or sparring, those practices are just another way of learning self-defense and improving your skill of self-defense. Basically, all the instruction concepts, techniques, and rules of Taekwondo teach a person self defense in one way or another.
Taekwondo thus, is the technique of unarmed combat for self defense that involves the skillful application of techniques that include punching, jumping kicks, blocks, dodges, parrying actions with hands and feet. It is more than a mere physical fighting skill, representing as it does a way of thinking and a pattern of life requiring strict discipline. It is a system of training both the mind and the body in which great emphasis is placed on the development of the trainee's moral character. "Taekwondo is a martial art that in "todays" form of self defense has evolved by combining many different styles of martial arts that existed in Korea over the last 2,000 years and some martial arts styles from countries that surround Korea. Taekwondo incorporates the abrupt linear movements of Karate and the flowing, circular patterns of Kung-fu with native kicking techniques.
Park states that “Taekwondo put priority on the kick techniques as it was related to the Taekkyeon in terms of techniques and this shows that the traditional martial arts of Taekkyeon were passed down to Taekwondo”(Park 979). It makes sense that they would use kicks because Korea is mountainous. Their legs were the strongest part of their body already so they just had to convert that strength they used to climb mountains into strength to kick. Taekwondo is derived from Subak and Taekkyeon which mixes hand techniques with high strikes with the leg. Subak is a Korean martial art that utilizes punches, kicks, and throws.
Despite this being said, other people very hesitant about accepting mixed martial arts. The sport of MMA is gradually becoming a safer sport. Even though it is considered a dangerous sport, other sports at proven to be more dangerous. Martial arts classes and training consist of lessons and drills to improve strength, speed, cardio, footwork, and flexibility. The first martial art I ever learned was Taekwondo.
At first, their mission was to train socoms elite, but in 1981 the president decided that JSOCs role in the military needed to be changed. JSOC had done such a good job training socom that they ... ... middle of paper ... ...isted of armed combat and horsemanship. These men fought both for Thebes, but also for his partner. These relationships helped them fight even the toughest competitors.(Crompton). Shaolin Monks were some of the fierce warriors to walk this earth.