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.
Manchester, England, May 19, 2019: Winning a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Championships 2019 in Manchester just two years after retiring was a big step on the road to Tokyo 2020 for China’s two-time Olympic champi.....
Manchester, England, May 19, 2019: Korea defended its men's and women's overall crowns at the World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester, Yonhap News reports.
Korea, the birthplace of the martial art, led all countr.....