Koreans have a competitive spirit in their studies, professional lives, and in sport too. If you need proof, South Korea finished in 5th place at the 2012 London Olympic Games, a high achievement for a small country facing ‘giants’ like China, Japan, the United States, or Russia.
Thanks to the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 2002 Football World Cup, the country has several international level sports facilities such as the Olympic Park to the south east of Seoul.
Taekwondo is a martial art beneficial to both the body and the mind. Only feet are used, no weapons are allowed. Those who practice taekwondo recognise four main virtues of it.