Taekkyeon is a representative traditional martial art of Korea. It is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and designated as a Major Intangible Cultural Heritage of Korea No. 76. Taekkyeon is characterized by fluid, dynamic foot and knee movements called “Stepping-on-Triangles.” The goal of taekkyeon is to knock over the opponent with these movements. Kyulyun taekkyeon was originally a group competition, in which a group of people from different villages held a team match in honor of their villages. It is a part of traditional Korean martial arts and folk culture that was prevalent in Seoul.
– As the place is located in Insadong, a popular tourist destination in Seoul, you will be able to experience both taekkyeon and other tourist attractions in one go.
– You can learn taekkyeon, the traditional martial art out of which taekwondo started.
– Individual participation is possible. If you attend the class with your friends, you can also try out a taekkyeon battle and find out who comes out on top.
Putting on the uniform/ Learning about the history of taekkyeon (video lesson)
Basics of taekkyeon
Learning traditional greetings and basic posture of taekkyeon
Learning and practicing basic and advanced movements
Trying out taekkyeon moves such as stepping on the foot, punching the chest, kicking, and having a match with others
Final stretching and taking photos with taekkyeon masters / Receiving your taekkyeon experience certificate