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Some general information for first-time visitors.


The word TKDTutor has two meanings depending upon the context in which it is used, it may refer to the website itself or to the author of the website.


I get thoughts, ideas, and inspiration for TKDTutor from many different sources. Perhaps TKDTutor will give you thoughts, ideas, and inspiration for your life, your martial art training, or your own projects.


I try not to repeat myself by covering the same information twice, but with so many pages and so much information, sometimes there may be some overlap. However, with so many pages and so much information, you probably won't notice it even if it does occur.


The internet is changing. It is now infested with predators. Due to changes in copyright law, images that were once in the public domain and free to use have now been copyrighted by predatory companies who then crawl the web searching for sites that use the images. Then they charge exorbitant fees for the use of the images or they sue, and, due to the changes in copyright law, you have no defense. It does not matter where you obtained the images, that you obtained permission from the supposed owner to use them, or that you paid someone for them. The current registered owner of the images can demand and receive court judgments against you. Because of this, I have removed all images from the website except those created by me or offered royalty-free. I may add images back to the site in the future.


Some links in TKDTutor are external links. Just as with humans, websites are born, change, and die daily, so some of the links may be broken or the sites may have closed. When this is the case, you will get an error when trying to open the links. I don't have the time to continually verify external links, so I have removed most of them.


Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Some taekwondo schools use a lot of Korean terminology, some use very little, and some use none. I believe instructors should use the common language of their country. Since TKDTutor is based in the United States, it uses English terminology, although some common Korean terms are used. The terminology article presents Korean equivalents of several English martial arts terms.

The term “taekwondo”

The term “taekwondo” is seen written in different ways: taekwon- do, tae-kwon-do, and taekwondo. Taekwondo has become the most common usage so that is the way it is used in TKDTutor.

Capitalization of martial art names

I cannot find any consensus as to whether the names of martial arts should be capitalized or not. I follow the style of Merriam-Webster dictionary and only capitalize martial art styles when they are part of a proper noun. For example, I study taekwondo at Joe’s Taekwondo school.

Got questions

If you have a question about taekwondo or the martial arts in general, I will answer it. I cannot guarantee it will always be the right answer, but you WILL get an answer.

In closing

I am continuously updating and adding to TKDTutor, so keep coming back. The best inspiration for instructors and for myself is when people tell us they think we are doing a good job. In addition, we all like to have people tell us when we are doing something wrong so we can fix it. If you enjoy TKDTutor, you find an error, or you disagree with something in it, please let me know.

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