Destruction is part of the Taekwon-Do syllabus for promotion of students
to their next grade level. The requirement to break boards starts at
green belt and continues on through to the Black Belt levels. Destruction
is included in coloured and Black Belt competitions where a structured
scoring system exsists to determine the winner.
The goal of breaking within the practice of Taekwon-Do is to allow the student to develop self-confidence. The breaking of boards, tiles or bricks demonstrates that the student has mastered the techniques that allow him or her to produce maximum power. Power breaking demonstrates technical efficiency, precision, aim, and power.
The special techniques within breaking, demonstrate the ability to attack opponents accurately beyond obstacles or at a distance rather than proving the power. These include flying techniques which can be very spectacular to watch and combine athletic performance with perfect execution of technique.