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  • 1. Taekkyon martial art.

    Taekkyon training is divided into three  stages and categories. A beginner will start at stage one and over time progress through to stage three.

    1. Stage one.
    Single training
    – to learn and practice the fundamentals of Taekkyon by oneself. Such as foot work, stance, tripping, kicking, & blocking skills.

    2. Stage two.
    Partner training
    – to practice techniques learnt in stage one with a partner. This will help develop timing and increase one’s skill when applying such techniques. These will later be used in sparring and fighting.

    3. Stage three.
    – to put into practice what one has learnt, and to become comfortable using these techniques against an opponent.

    ***Advanced Taekkyon.

    In higher level taekkyon, punches and strikes are added during sparring and fighting.

    ***Sparring and competition matches.

    Sparring is divided into two categories.

    – 1 Wrestling and tripping.
    kicks are not used.
    Only tripping, throwing, grappling, & wrestling are allowed.

    – 2 Kicking, tripping, throwing, grappling & wrestling.
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    ripping, throwing, grappling, & wrestling are used together.

    Taekkyon is an old and traditional martial art of Korea.

    In 2011, Taekkyon was dedignated by Unesco to be unique intangible culutral heritage. It was the second martial art in the world to be designated as such.