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Why our pupils aren’t to be messed with

HOHS pupils have been learning Taekwondo this term.

This Korean martial art combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. In Korean, tae (태, ) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, ) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, ) means “way”, “method”, or “path”.

Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”