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Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Taekwondo is loosely translated as "the way of the foot and fist" but some translate it as, "the art of kicking and punching," Taekwondo's popularity is a result of evolution of martial arts.

It combines combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy.

Modern Taekwondo tends to emphasize control and self-defence. The art in general emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg's greater reach and power (compared to the arm).

Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.

Taekwondo was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1986.



Taekwondo Cares project in Nepal gets a shot in the arm
31 Jan 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal, January 31, 2019: World Taekwondo will grant US$45,000 to the Taekwondo Cares project in Nepal, it was announced on Wednesday.

The world governing body for taekwondo has received a donation of US$90.....

Saudi Arabia to organise international women’s taekwondo event
08 Dec 2018

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 8, 2018: Saudi Arabia is set to host the first ever Islamic Women’s Taekwondo International Open Championships in the Kingdom next year.

The event was confirmed when World Taekwondo Pre.....