History & Spirit of Taekwondo
Training & Tul Historical sites visit
Everyday we I.T.F practicioners train in the patterns Chon-ji , Dan-gun, Dosan, Won-hyo, Yul-gok, Chun-gun, Toi-gye, Hwarang, Choong-moo, Kwang-gye, Poeun, Gye-baek, Euam, Chung-jang, etc, but how many of us have visited the memorial places of these famous namesakes or looked a little further into the history our patterns are based on? Taking a trip to Seoul this holiday to train in the birthplace of Taekwondo, visit the famous memorial places and see the sights of Seoul is a great experience now offered by ‘The Way’ Martial Arts & Fitness Academy.
‘The Way’ can help you plan your visit in Korea. To get more acquainted with Korean culture, you may visit traditional markets, folk villages, and traditional music and/or dance performances. You can also enjoy Korea’s famous local cuisines. At ‘The Way’ Martial Arts & Fitness Academy you can train in ITF Taekwon-Do, augmented with Hapkido; improve your fitness with cross-fit style exercises; and cross-train in kickboxing and grappling. We can help you plan your visit according to your needs and interests.
ITF Taekwon-Do related sites in Seoul include the Ahn Do San Park, not too far from our gym; the Joong-Gun Museum, the great statues of Choong-Moo and Great King Se-Jong. There are also the Sam-Il Memorial and the War Memorial Museum that bring honour to many of Korea’s past warriors. Throughout, practitioners are exposed to Korean and Taekwon-Do philosophy, showing the integrate interplay between ancient Oriental ideas such as Buddhism and Confucianism and modern influences like Christianity and modern-science (Newtonian physics), and how these influenced Taekwon-Do’s philosophy and theory – a synergy of old and new.
The trip can include some modern tourist attractions, such as Korea’s famous shopping areas, city life, and other attractions like public baths and saunas, skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, and other historic attractions.