When we think of taekwondo, many of us only envision iconic styles like WT (Olympic style), and ITF. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are several more taekwondo styles out there with some even involving the use of weapons! So, how many taekwondo styles are there?
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.