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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.



Double Olympic taekwondo champion Wu stands for athletes’ committee election
18 Apr 2019

Beijing, China, April 18, 2019: China’s two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Wu Jingyu is standing for election to the Athletes’ Committee of World Taekwondo.

Wu, who is Vice President of the Chinese Taekwondo Associa.....

Jordan hosts tri-nation taekwondo camp
10 Apr 2019

Amman, Jordan, April 10, 2019: Jordan, Belgium and Moldova have launched their tri-nation taekwondo training camp in Amman ahead of the World Championships in Manchester next month.

The teams will be based at the Oly.....