The principles and philosophies that underlay Tae Kwon Do become more apparent to the student with practice. While the repetitious drills and warm up exercises may seem dull at first, once you begin to refine your body movements by taking notice of the position of your arms, feet, hands, head, legs, etc. as you practice you will begin to understand the philosophy that is the foundation of this hard martial art. Once you have reached this point you will find yourself integrating Tae Kwon Do philosophies into your everyday life.
Once the student has achieved this level of practice the drills and exercises become another daily ritual that goes far beyond a simple workout. The practice serves as a bridge between the person you are today and the person you want to become. The reason for this is that once you realize that you can push yourself mentally and physically to meet the challenges of Tae Kwon Do you realize that you are also able to overcome any obstacles in achieving whatever you want in any area of your life.
It is important to state that artistic expression is an integral part of the Tae Kwon Do philosophy. In Tae Kwon Do the practitioner creates art with their body through the exactness of each and every movement. The artistic intention of the practitioner is expressed in the straight lines made by the body and the purposeful angles of their movements as demonstrated in a technique like the front stance inside block. In this martial art the position of every part of the student’s body from their head, to their eyes, and their feet is consciously aligned.