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Taekwondo Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do History, Styles & Philosophy

Taekwondo or Tae Kwon Do (Korean 태권도/跆拳道is a form of martial arts and self-defense from Korea. It encourages a skillful use of hands and feet, and the whole body to block attacks, dodge blows and defend oneself with punches and kicks. Along with fighting techniques, tae kwon do also emphasizes the development of the trainees’ moral character and personal discipline.

"Tae" is interpreted as the technique to smash or kick with the feet, "Kwon" is the use of hands and fists to deliver punches and cause damage and "Do" is a method or way which defines the "Tae" and "Kwon".