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Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self-defence developed in the Korean military by General Choi Hong Hi. The recognised start date for what is acknowledged as the world most popular martial art is the 11th April 1955. Taekwon-Do literally translated means `The foot fist way`, or to strike or kick with the hand or the foot. Students are taught to develop their body movement so as to be able to block and strike with the aim of creating their own personal human weapon. The training syllabus is well-established and is designed to challenge students physically and mentally at each stage of progression. A student can expect to develop fitness and skills and will be taught self-defence. Those that are committed can expect to progress within the syllabus. Although the syllabus is rigorous, it is also fun. Original Taekwon-Do is not a sport and is suitable for all abilities. Full contact is not a feature of authentic Taekwon-Do but light contact can occasionally be expected under instructor supervision.
Mark Maynard is a 4th Degree black belt and qualified International Instructor with the International Taekwon-Do Federation that is based in Vienna, Austria. He began Taekwon-Do in 1987 and has run several successful schools in the UK before moving to Copenhagen. He retains involvement with the British Taekwon-Do Federation and is a member of the Special Needs Taekwon-Do committee. His teaching style follows the formal approach expected of all ITF instructors and he is relaxed and approachable, committed to getting the best from his students.