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Coach - Mohammed Imran

2nd Dan Black Belt from World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) , Korea

Awards for Outstanding Performance in Taekwondo Championships given by Karnataka Government

  • K.O.A Award , Karnataka Olympic Award – 2003 – Best Sportsperson in Taekwondo

  • Ekalavya Award by Government of Karnataka – 2005 – Outstanding Performance in Taekwondo


Represented India in many International Taekwondo Championships

  • 3rd World Junior Taekwondo Championship in Killarney, Ireland
  • 1st Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship in Chang Hua, Chinese Taipei
  • 14th Asian Games, Busan ,Korea
  • 15th Asian Taekwondo Championship in Amman, Jordan
  • 16th Asian Taekwondo Championship in Garmisch, Germany
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What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by it's fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot'. My definition of the name Taekwondo is

  • Tae = 'to strike or block with the foot' or 'to kick', it also means 'jump'
  • K'won = 'Fist', 'to strike or block with hand'
  • Do = 'The way of' or 'art'.

Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of Kicking and Punching" or "The art of unarmed combat". The sport has been founded in Korea and is one of the popular modern martial arts.

Disciplines of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has four disciplines.

  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defence
  • Breaktest

It is the combination of these four disciplines that makes the art called taekwondo.

Objectives of Taekwondo

  • To develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and as an art
  • To achieve physical fitness through positive participation
  • To improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
  • To learn self-defense skills
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others.

Taekwondo classes for Kids in bangalore

Taekwondo has no age limits and is a very good sport for children. They learn fast reactions through games, learn to respect others and learn to know their abilities and disabilities.

Is Taekwondo dangerous?

Although WTF Taekwondo is a full contact sport where it is allowed to kick to the head (throwing punches to the head are not allowed), it is not very dangerous to practice Taekwondo. During training, there is no need to actually win so contact is light. During competition, full protection is used to protect the competitors.


As in all Martial Arts, ethics are of great importance. One can look at individual ethics, treat a fellow-man right, or one can look at social ethics, as part of a whole.

Ethics basically all comes down to one point, the difference between 'good' and 'evil'. We practice taekwondo, often seen as an aggressive sport, but does this mean that we can be aggressive? Do we want to be aggressive? The answer is NO!

We wear protection, because we don't want someone else to be injured, nor do we want to get hurt ourselves. Taekwondo is not a destructive and aggressive sport, but a sportive one. As I see it, taking part in a competition is not to hurt your opponent, but to test your strength, in both physical and mental ways.

Taekwondo students can improve themselves physically and mentally by training. The final goal is to achieve harmony with nature and oneself. Balance is gained by controlling both evil and good forces (Yin vs. Yang): A true Taekwondo student knows how to behave in all situations.

In my opinion, Taekwondo (and I guess this goes for every Martial Art) is not only a way to improve skills of self-defense, but it's a way of life. Practicing Taekwondo gives the student more self-confidence, but this should not result in a false sense of superiority.

Commandments of modern Taekwondo:

  • Loyalty to your country
  • Respect your parents
  • Faithfulness to your spouse
  • Respect your brothers and sisters
  • Loyalty to your friends
  • Respect your elders
  • Respect your teacher
  • Never take life unjustly
  • Indomitable spirit
  • Loyalty to your school
  • Finish what you begin

How to behave in the dojang

  • Always wear a clean Dobok.
  • Clean hands, feet, short nails.
  • Don't wear sharp things (if you do not have a Dobok, do not wear pants with zippers etc.)
  • No jewelry allowed
  • Don't drink, smoke or eat in the dojang (no chewing gum!)
  • Be on time.
  • When entering and leaving the dojang, make a proper bow
  • Don't talk, unless it is necessary

Self-defense (Hosinsul)

Hosinsul (self-defense) is one of the four principles of taekwondo. Although taekwondo is a "self defense" sport in itself, it focusses on high and spinning kicks which are not very suitable for real life (street) application. Hosinsul is a mixture of all kinds of techniques, including grappling/locks as well as depending against armed attackers etc. (The photo shows Yvan de Wever, 6th dan Hwalmoo Hapkido)

Self defense is something that cannot be practiced alone. You will need a partner that has equal strength. You will learn how to react (and how not to react), proper freeing techniques, locks and strangling techniques.

The following techniques are generally (this is not a rule, of course) practiced (where the opponent either uses his body (i.e. hands), a knife or a stick):

  • Control techniques
  • Freeing techniques (Paegi)
  • Termination techniques

You will often see a big resemblance between the self defense techniques used in taekwondo and those applied in Hapkido.


Olympian International Taekwondo Academy
#20, Risaldar Street, Seshadripuram

Olympian International Taekwondo Academy
#19/4, 2 Main, 3 Cross, Dinnur Main Road
RT Nagar. (Opposite to Navodaya school)

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