Things About Prospective Taekwondo Beginners

Taekwondo, the Korean martial art, is well known internationally because of its strong emphasis on self-defense, and self and mental discipline as well as etiquette and modesty. However, to instill a good foundation in Taekwondo beginners should be trained carefully and  safely to allow them to build on a firm foundation of skills.

Educating beginners about Taekwondo

The first thing beginners learn is about the Taekwondo uniform and belt system. Every student starts from white belt that symbolizes no knowledge yet gained. As one moves up through the belt ranks, he or she acquires belts in several other colors that indicate their level of competence. Etiquette concerning dress code in relation to uniforms and respect for the belt systems are essential parts of Taekwondo.

Stances form the taekwondo basics for beginners; they determine movement patterns that can be performed by an individual during fighting scenarios or general training seasons especially among novices. A beginner should be familiar with various stances like ready stance, walking stance or horse-riding stance among others.

In Taekwondo, kicking is a central aspect, which begins right from the beginning for beginners. Some of the standard basic kicks include front kick, roundhouse kick, side kick, etc. To successfully execute these kicks, one must have flexibility, balance, and coordination, which can only be developed through consistent practice under guidance.

Physical conditioning and flexibility are required while practicing Taekwondo. To prepare their bodies for hard training, newbie’s will participate in various warm-ups, stretching exercises, and strength training activities. To avoid injuries, one should have the right punch and other movements done with the correct range of motion which needs flexibility development.

Respect and etiquette are core values of Taekwondo both on the mat and off the mat /outside school environs. Some things beginners will learn include proper bowing techniques and addressing instructors respectfully without forgetting about adhering to other rules that govern training halls, thus, discipline, humility, and feeling part of a community within their Taekwondo School.

Though seen as a sport, taekwondo may also be applied for self-defense purposes. Beginner students will learn basic self-defense techniques, including releases from grabs, strikes, or joint locks. However, it is important for individuals to understand what this art is all about; self- improvement and personal growth as opposed to promoting violence.


Everyone does Taekwondo for their whole life; even for beginners, it is just the beginning of an incredible journey. Newbies in Taekwondo can experience the energy that turns your life around through commitment, patience and open hearts enabling them to exfoliate their potentials, thus becoming complete persons who embody Taekwondo values.