Tae Kwon Do History
The history of Tae Kwon Do dates back more than 2,000 years. It was developed in Korea as a means of unarmed self-defense and practiced by the common people. It was then organized by an elite group of young warriors called the Hwa Rang Dan, who further developed the technical as well as the spiritual aspects of the art. Through the years this art has been perfected and handed down unchanged, from Master to student.
In 1955, all of the various systems of Korean martial arts unified into one organization, and the art was called Tae Kwon Do uniformly.