Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial arts involving punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, spinning jump kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The... Wikipedia

  • Also known as:  TKD, Tae Kwon Do, Tae Kwon-Do, Taekwon-Do, Tae-Kwon-Do
  • Focus:  Striking, kicking
  • Country of origin:  Korea
  • Creator:  No single creator, a collaborative effort by representatives from the original nine Kwans, initially supervised by Choi Hong-hi.
  • Parenthood:  Mainly Taekkyon and Karate, and slight influence of Chinese martial arts
  • Olympic sport:  Since 2000 (World Taekwondo) (demonstration sport in 1988)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo