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Taekwondo Caringbah | Difference between Taekwondo and Karate

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

If you are not at all familiar with the different types of Martial Arts, then you are most likely confused what the difference between Taekwondo Caringbah and Karate is. Before we explore more about the comparisons between the two, let’s get to know each style better first.


Taekwondo Caringbah is a martial arts style that originated from Korea. Its name is derived from the Korean word “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon meaning fist, and “Do” meaning “the way of”.  Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts style with over 70 million practitioners worldwide.


Japan was the one responsible for developing the martial arts style known today as the Karate. This literally translates to “Empty Hand”. Karate was first developed with the goals to seek the development of defensive and counterattacking body movements.

Karate believes that ‘‘You never attack first” should be strictly followed. This was pioneered by Gichin Funakoshi, who is known today as the father of modern Karate.


Aside from their places of origin, there are more factors that make them different from each other.

  • Basic Movements

Taekwondo Caringbah involves more leg action. Most of its forms include kicking, jumping, and spinning. For backups, it makes use of the hands.

Karate focuses more on hand attacks. Legs are not used as much as they are used in taekwondo. However, they do use the legs more as backups.

  • Sports

Taekwondo Caringbah is one of the major events whenever and Olympic event is being held.

Karate is not an Olympic sport.

  • Stances

Taekwondo Caringbah usually practices higher stances, since most of its movements are focused on kicking.

Karate’s stances are generally lower, since they are mostly focused on hand movements.

Despite their differences, both have the same goal in mind: self-defense. Both martial arts styles were not built to destroy or start a fight, but it is for defending one’s self whenever the need arises. It all depends on which fighting style and stances appeal to you the most. If you are interested in training more of your upper body, then Karate and its hand movements can help you. If you are into kicking and higher stances, then you can try Taekwondo Caringbah.

If you need to know more about these martial arts styles, we will be more than happy to assist you! Call us at  (+61)425 324 443!


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