Met ingang van maandag 7 juni kunnen ALLE leeftijden weer binnen trainen en hervatten wij alle avonden weer volgens onze vaste trainingstijden.

LET OP: Door Covid worden de gymzalen van het Maerlant als klaslokaal gebruikt (i.v.m. de tijdelijke voorschriften voor klasverkleining).
Alle trainingen op de maandag, donderdag en vrijdag vinden daarom tijdelijk plaats in onze Mariahoeve-locatie:
Isabellaland 259, 2591SG Den Haag


Starting Monday the 7th of June ALL ages are allowed to train in the gym again and we will continue our trainings according to our regular schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions the gyms of the Maerlant are used as a classroom till the end of the season), but fortunately we have an alternative temporarily solution:  All training on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will take place in our Mariahoeve location: Isabellaland 259, 2591SG The Hague.

Taekwondo is a quite modern Asian martial art and its original is found just after world war II. In fact it is a mix of several traditional martial arts: traditional Korean Taekyon and Japanese karate.
Taekwondo is known for its elusive and impressive high kicks.
As it comes to sparring Taekwondo has been professionalized over the last 30 years, although this sport is suited for everybody: as athlete, sparring competitor or as Olympic professional. 
The roots of Taekwondo are Korean.
Korea has been occupied by Japan and was influenced by Chinese culture.
It is a reflection of the history: the Korean leg techniques are in, mixed with Chinese and Japanese (karate) arm techniques.

How TKD changed from a martial art into a modern (Olympic) sport.

Taekwondo is defined as martial art or budo sport.
'Bu' means 'military affairs', whereas 'do' (also part of Kendo, Aikido, Judo, Hapkido, etc.) means ‘way of’.
Use of martial arts was restricted to military units.
Normal citizens were excluded from practicing.
As Taekwondo should be a ‘complete’ martial art, the original kicking techniques were completed with Shotokan-karate arm-techniques and Taekwondo was named and born in 1955.
In the 1960’s Taekwondo was still a martial art: barely rules and full contact.
As popularity was booming, rules had to be set, mainly for protection and safety.
Taekwondo became accessible for all people and it was transferred from martial art to a sport.