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Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of karate and Han Chinese Kung-Fu with traditional Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, Gwonbeop as well as ancient Han Chinese influenced Korean Kung-Fu styles such as Tang Soo Do (aka. "The Way of the Chinese Tang Dynasty Emperor's Fist".The oldest governing body for taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959 through a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea. 

Career Options

  • - Teacher - Biomechanics - Sport psychologist - Sport journalist - Sports Player - Sports Coach & Instructor - Commentator - Sports Photographer - Personal Trainer - Professional Athlete - Physical Education Teacher - Health Advice Officer - Health & Public Services Leader

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2 in any stream

Personal Skills

  • - Dependable - Analytical - Determination - Dynamic Personality - Enthusiasm - Flexible - Following Up - Helping - Energetic

Courses to be pursued

  • 1. Diploma Course: - Diploma in Sports Medicine - Diploma in Sports Coaching - Diploma in Sports Management - Diploma in Sports Science & Nutrition 2. Undergraduate Courses: - B.Sc in Physical Education
  • Health Education and Sports Sciences - Bachelor of Physical education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sports Management - B.Sc (Hons) in Sports Science - B.Sc in Sports and Recreation Management - Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sports Management 3. Postgraduate Course: - Master of Physical education - M.Sc in Sports Coaching - Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine - Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management - Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Business - MBA in Sports Management - Master of Sports Management (MSM) - M.Sc in Sports Science 4. Doctoral Degree Courses: - Ph.D in Physical Education - M.Phill in Physical Education - Ph.D in Sports Management

Top Colleges

  • Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram Sports Authority of India Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education Kariavattam.P.O, Thiruvananthapuram-695581 Kerala State, INDIA Telephone- 91-471- 2418712 Website-
  • National Institute of Sports Old Moti Bagh, Moti Bagh, Patiala, Punjab 147001 Ph- 0175 221 5289 Website-
  • Indian Olympic Association A, Qutab Institutional Area Block B Rd, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 Website-

Working Conditions

Taekwondo is a martial art based on traditional Korean philosophy. As a martial art it requires extensive levels of discipline and self control to master. Students must condition their bodies and their minds as they work their way through a tough grading system. With each new grade they achieve a new belt and have new challenges set for them.

Top Companies

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Successful Persons

Vipin Kalra

Master Vipin Kalra is the "founder" of Vipin Kalra's Taekwondo Academy. He is a 5th Dan Black Belt from World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and has been practicing and teaching Taekwondo for the last 26 years. Master Vipin has taught over 25,000 taekwondo players. Master Vipin trained in India and went for advance training to South Korea where he trained under Grandmaster Sang Chan Lee. Master Vipin holds a scholarship from the Yong-in University, Yong-in City, South Korea.

Jimmy R. Jagtiani

The First Taekwondo instructor in India was Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 1st Dan Black Belt in taekwondo and who began teaching in 1975. In the year 1976 the Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) was formed and established as a National Body of Taekwondo in India. Jimmy R. Jagtiani was the founder, President of TFI. The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) accorded affiliation to the Taekwondo Federation of India in 1978, the Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU) in 1982, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in 1985 and the South Asian Taekwondo Federation (SATF) in 1994 respectively. The Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India also granted recognition of the Taekwondo Federation of India as an apex judicial and autonomous National body of Taekwondo in India in 1988.

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