Taekkyon as well as taekwondo is a traditional form of martial art in Korea. In taekkyon techniques, various movements of the legs and arms are often used, which are more reminiscent of a smooth dance. Taekkyon is a martial art where any punches are forbidden; instead, punches with open hands are used. This type of struggle is more focused on defense than attack. The main task of taekyon is to defeat the opponent using misses and miscalculations of the opponent’s actions, forcing him to retreat or fall to the ground.
The Korean form of taekkyon martial art is often compared with the technique of fighting in taekwondo or the well-known Chinese martial art of kung fu, but despite this, taekkyon has many features and differences. So, despite the presence of an element of mutual bow before the start of a fight in taekwondo, all movements should be jerky and sharp, while in taekken all movements should be smoother. Slow movements are characteristic of the kung fu Continue reading