International Taekwon-Do Federation

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  • Taekwondo: Korean Martial Arts

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    Taekwondo (태권도; 跆拳道; Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛkwʌndo])[a] is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae (태, 跆) means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon (권, 拳) means "to strike or break with fist"; and do (도, 道) means "way," "method," or "art." Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the art of the foot and fist" or "the art of kicking and punching." In 1989, taekwondo was the world's most popular martial art, as measured by the number of practitioners.[1]

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