Like everything else in the world, Taekwondo has changed, and it is still changing, since its roots in ancient Taekkyon and since its creation in 1955. These changes occur for a variety of reasons:
- Improvement of techniques.
- Mixing with other styles
- Misinterpretation of techniques
- Instruction by under-trained instructors
- Techniques deleted due to non use or distrust
When a long standing Taekwondo technique or procedure is proven wrong, instructors and long-time students must be prepared to give it up and start anew. Change is inevitable.
Although most traditional Taekwondo principles and techniques are still effective, many traditional techniques and training methods are not effective in today's society. Taekwondo must keep changing to meet the changing technological and social environments of the times.