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What is Taekwondo?

Tae  Kwon  Do (also known as Taekwondo) is the art of self defense that originated in Korea. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years.

The name was selected for its appropriate description of the art: Tae  (foot), Kwon  (hand), Do  (art).

Tae Kwon Do in the United States

The introduction of Tae  Kwon  Do in the United States began during the 1950’s when a handful of pioneering master instructors travelled to America to spread the art. Throughout the next few decades Tae  Kwon  Do grew in popularity, not only as a martial art, but as an international sport.

In 1973, Korea hosted the first  Tae  Kwon  Do  World Championships. In that same year, the  World Tae Kwon Do Federation was established as the international governing body for  the sport aspects of Tae  Kwon  Do. Today the WTF counts 120 separate countries as its members, representing 20 million practitioners. These numbers earn Tae  Kwon  Do the distinction of being the most practiced martial art in the world.

Tae Kwon Do first gained acceptance as an Olympic sport when it appeared as a demonstration event in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Tae Kwon Do became a full medal sport competition beginning in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics.


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