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What is taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a martial art and unarmed self-defense system that uses a variety of powerful, aggressive strikes and is especially known for jump kicks. It’s also commonly spelled as tae kwon do.
Taekwondo originated in Korea as a particularly aggressive form of karate.
Taekwondo is also a sport and an event in the Summer Olympic Games. In the Olympics, competitors wear padding and compete in three-round matches in which points are awarded for landing strikes to the torso or head. This variety of taekwondo is known as Olympic taekwondo or World taekwondo.
Other varieties of taekwondo are practiced around the world.
A person who practices or competes in taekwondo can be called a taekwondoin.
Example: I started learning taekwondo for self-defense, but it’s also a great way to stay fit.
Where does taekwondo come from?
The first records of the term taekwondo in English come from the mid-1900s. It roughly translates to “punching and kicking method,” from the Korean t’ae-, meaning “trample” or “kick,” kwŏn, meaning “fist,” and -do meaning “way” or “method.” The ending do derives from Middle Chinese and is used in the same way in the name of the Japanese martial art judo.
Taekwondo was developed in Korea and is thought to be based on karate and another Korean martial art called Taekkyeon, which employs fluid, dance-like movements. South Korean military officer Choi Hong Hi is credited with developing taekwondo in its modern form.
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Taekwondo is also commonly spelled as tae kwon do. It is practiced as a martial art and as a sport.
Taekwondo day today! I wonder if there are taekwondo lessons for adults in Manila. I want to continue. pic.twitter.com/HVq2hYcW7r
— Aaron Erick Lozada (@aaron_lozada) November 23, 2020
Just watched that Uzbekistan vs Great Britain Tae Kwon Do match that earned Uzbekistan their 1st TKD gold. Intense ending!
— Renee (@paix120) July 25, 2021
Taekwondo gave Taiwan, Ivory Coast and Jordan their first-ever Olympic golds. Afghanistan’s only Olympic medals, a pair of bronzes, also came from the sport. #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/nqGvnfLn1c
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 26, 2021
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