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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.



Wu is back in the taekwondo spotlight
20 May 2019

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.....

Korea retains women’s and men’s team awards at world taekwondo championships
20 May 2019

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.....