Taekwondo high-kicks into performance art

27 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Transcending into the realm of modern performance art, the Korean marital art of taekwondo has graduated beyond being just a method of self-defence and a combat sport. Taekwondo can now be considered a spectacle of artistic and musical integrity.As stated in Korea Herald report, The World Taekwondo Federation estimates that there are approximately 70 million practicing taekwondo athletes around the globe, making it one of the world's most practiced martial arts.With its increasing popularity, due largely to its induction into the Olympics in 1988, the incorporation of taekwondo in performance shows is adding a fresh and energetic acrobatic burst of energy to otherwise musical acts.Nonverbal performances have been gaining a lot of popularity in Korea and the number of shows in this style has been on the rise.Shows such as "Jump," "Bibap," "Fanta-Stick," "Y-Kick," "K-Tigers" and many others combine the techniques of traditional taekwondo with acrobatics, hip-hop choreography and b-boying to create modern-day martial arts productions.

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