Is Taekwondo Popular in Korea?

As you already know, Taekwondo is one of the world’s most widely practiced sports, with 80 million practitioners training under 206 national federations. But does this Korean art enjoy the same level of recognition and acceptance back in its home of origin? Is taekwondo popular in Korea?


Taekwondo Weight Training

In taekwondo’s early days, taekwondo weight training was, in fact, looked down upon in most taekwondo schools. It was believed that pumped-up muscles would slow down a practitioner’s performance and reaction time. With the advent of a deeper understanding of body mechanics, this misconception began to change, however.