School Of Taekwon-Do

School Of Taekwon-Do

(The School of Taekwon-Do)

Primary Objective

The School of Taekwon-Do was founded on September 29, 2000 with the primary objective of promoting Traditional Taekwon-Do as "Sports for Health" in line with Singapore Government's "Healthy Lifestyle" program as well as a form of Martial Arts.

We are an ITF Taekwon-Do School fully and officially recognised by the Singapore Martial Arts Control Unit as an Association and Grading Centre for the “Chang Hon” form or “Chon-Ji” system of Taekwon-Do practiced by all ITF practitioners. ITF, an acronym for International Taekwon-Do Federation, teaches the ORIGINAL “Chang Hon” form or “Chon-Ji” system of Taekwon-Do as formulated by General Choi Hong Hi, the Founder of Taekwon-Do and the ITF. Likewise, we are dedicated to teaching the true and original form of the Art.

The “Chang Hon” or “blue cottage” forms are known for its combination of fast and slow, light and forceful movements together with extensive footwork. “Chang Hon” is the pen name of General Choi Hong Hi.

Our aim is to build a well-rounded, balanced personality by inculcating in our students the right values based on the 5 Tenets of Taekwon-Do, namely:

  • Courtesy (Ye Ui)
    Showing politeness and respect for parents, elders and peers.

  • Integrity (Yom Chi)
    Complete honesty with oneself and others in all matters.

  • Perseverance (In Nae)
    The determination to stick to one's goal once decided upon.

  • Self-Control (Guk Gi)
    To be able to control oneself inside and outside the training area and in all situations.

  • Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)
    Fighting spirit, the same spirit that our Singapore Everest Team displayed when they successfully scaled the highest peak in the world.

Emphasis is placed on proper breathing techniques and flexibility to achieve the maximum impact with the minimum force so that by the time the students reaches the black belt stage, they would have mastered the basics from where they may progress to whatever stage they aspire.

With the inclusion of theory and meditation in our training schedule, the students learn that martial arts is not only about physical prowess but, also about morals such as learning to respect others and to place others before oneself.

Significance of the Badge Colours

The colours WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, RED and BLACK represents the colours of the Belts and the stages that the students go through as they begin their learning process.

Meaning of the Faceless Figure

The white figure is made FACELESS to represent the "innocent" (as per meaning of the white belt) students coming from various walks of life regardless of race, language, religion or gender, to the School of Taekwon-Do to learn Traditional Taekwon-Do.

The white faceless figure also wears a Black Belt with the foot kicking into the BLACK colour region signifying the students' eventual attainment of Taekwon-Do knowledge thus maturity and proficiency in the Art.

Representation of the Shield

The badge in the shape of a SHIELD represents the "Self-Defense" training that the students will acquire while they are learning at the school. It signifies the all-round education, both in Theory and Physical training, that they will receive when they enrol with the School of Taekwon-Do. The SHIELD also serves to remind the student the Taekwon-Do they will learn is meant for DEFENSE purposes and not for ATTACK which is normally represented by the SWORD. That is the reason why the ORIGINAL "Chang Hon" form or "Chon-Ji" system of Taekwon-Do as taught by Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi is also known as "The Art of Self-Defense".

Significance of the Wordings

The Korean wordings for "Taekwon-Do" and the English wording "Traditional Taekwon-Do" tells one and all that the Founder of Taekwon-Do Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi and the Art he had created originates from Korea and that the School of Taekwon-Do only teaches the ORIGINAL "Chang Hon" form or "Chon-Ji" system of Taekwon-Do as founded by Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi of the International Taekwondo Federation..

Colour of the text used on this website

The colour GREEN was used for the text on this website to signify the GROWTH of the School as the students progress in their pursuit of Traditional Taekwon-Do and mature along with the School as per the meaning of the GREEN Belt.

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Talk if you will, walk away if you can, run if you must BUT if all else fail, DEFEND YOURSELF.