Taekwon-Do VS Karate
To start off with all martial art systems are good, it mostly depends on the instructor. Just like school, we could have a bad teacher but that doesn’t mean history or math is not important. Both styles are similar.
The differences between Taekwon-Do and Karate
Taekwon-Do is a Korean Martial Art, Karate is Japanese.
Taekwon-Do is more modern and was founded in 1955. Because of this, there was more emphasis on science and theory. It has tremendous power. It is a mix of a few styles including Shotokan Karate. Some styles of Karate go back 1000 years.
Takekwon-Do emphasis the uses of kicking more than any other style of Martial Arts. Even many kicks high section. Karate has some basic kicks, some styles of it more than others.
Taekwon-Do is a Military martial art founded by a General. Karate style was founded by a mix of farmers, monks and soldiers.
Both Taekwon-Do and Karate are stand up striking styles. Both are excellent against multiple opponents. Both have numerous hand techniques. Both can be sport or used by the military. Both require a lot of discipline and dedication.
This article was written by Master Jack DeSousa 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-Do and has ranking in Hapkido . Master DeSousa has been in the Martial Arts since 1982. Master DeSousa founded Martial Arts Advantage (formerly known as North West Taekwon-Do in 2003. Martial Arts Advantage is located in Centerton AR, but also serves Bentonville, Gravette, Bella Vista, Cave Springs Pea Ridge, and Rogers. Our school is proud to have graduated over 125 Black Belts, making the communities of Northwest Arkansas better, one Black Belt at a time. Please check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MartialArtsAdvantageCenterton