Talium Teaching Philosophy
The tremendous physical benefits are only part of the ultimate goal of Talium Tae Kwon Do study. The true focus is on the harnessing of human potential, the power each of us posses but rarely ever tap. If Talium Tae Kwon Do is to be called an art of self-defense, then its goal is best described in this manner:
The best self-defense is that of a serene, self-contained person, at peace with him/herself and the world around him/her.
This type of personal development emphasizes but is not limited to the development of mental discipline, emotional self-restraint and a philosophy of kindness, humility and strong moral character. The one who has mastered Talium Tae Kwon Do is a powerful by gentle individual.
“Honest mind (strong moral character), loving heart (respect, positive, life) and strength in the body (health, power, skills)” is a motto that martial artists around the world share. Tae Kwon Do’s quest is to spread its logic, goodness, and philosophy for the cause of world peace.
The meaning of the word “Tae” “Kwon” “Do” (or “Taekwondo”) is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. “Tae” means “foot,” “leg”, or “to step on”; “Kwon” means “fist,” or “fight”; and “Do” means the “way” or “dicipline”. If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind “Tae Kwon Do”.