Taekwondo is effective self-defence

The President of Sierra Leone Taekwondo Association, Oness Johnson, said Taekwondo is effective in self-defence. Unlike many other martial arts, taekwondo does emphasize kicking but also has punching and self-defence scenario training. The training you get all depends on the school you go to or if you do online training. He also revealed that taekwondo involves more kicking than karate. It puts a heavier emphasis on kicks and uses hands as backup because karate uses many more hand attacks, legs often stay grounded. Taekwondo, on the other hand, uses a different leg stance because the body needs to be ready to perform fast kicks. He stated that the name taekwondo is derived from the Korean word “tae” meaning foot, “kwon” meaning fist and “do” meaning way of. So, literally Taekwondo means “the way of the foot and fist”. The name Taekwondo, however, has only been used since 1955 while the roots began 2,300 years ago in Korea. According to the scribe of the association, taekwondo is good for self defence as most time people like to take advantage over others. He said the sport will take a different turn in the country after the COVID-19.