Taekwondo Caringbah | Difference Between Taekwondo and Karate
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Taekwondo Caringbah – Article of the day by Dos Taekwondo.
With the many kinds and styles of martial arts that can be found today, it is hard to determine which one is the best. Many have debated and argued upon which they prefer which has also ended up in causing rivalries between practitioners of different arts. Although some martial arts may look similar, they still have their differences as all are unique based on the techniques, forms and moves they must master.
Taekwondo Caringbah – Comparison of Taekwondo and Karate
Two of the most popular martial arts practiced today are Taekwondo and Karate. Many say that they have a lot of similarities which is true since the former is actually derived from a style of Karate named Shotokan Karate. Having some moves that were taken from the art, Taekwondo added more techniques that focused on high kicks.
The main difference of both arts is that Karate focuses more on hand techniques and the use of legs as backup, while Taekwondo brings more emphasis on a kicking style and the use of hands as its backup. The fighting postures of both arts also differ since both have different perspectives when it comes to techniques and stances.
As for the stances of the martial arts, since Karate is highly focused on hand techniques, the legs and feet usually stay grounded and are used in favor of covering distances when performing hand attacks. Legs are considered to be more coiled with their body weight slightly lower. In Karate, legs should be shoulder width apart to be able to perform favorite movements such as the reverse punch and arms must be held more forward and should always be ready to strike the opponent.
Taekwondo on the other hand uses more of a lighter and higher stance with straighter legs in order to perform kicking attacks. Arms are held higher and are held further back to protect the head while the leading leg is used to protect the lower body and is ready to counter the attacks of the opponent. To be able to perform fast kicks, practitioners of Taekwondo usually keep their front leg light and put more weight to the back where they use the leading leg as the main kicking source.
Taekwondo Caringbah – Dos Taekwondo is a martial art academy that is inclined in teaching the art of Taekwondo. Although different from the techniques of Karate, Taekwondo is still considered as a more famous sport and is recognized in the Olympic Games.
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