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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.



World Taekwondo opens regional training centre in Nepal
08 Aug 2019

Lalitpur, Nepal, August 6, 2019: The Nepal Taekwondo Association headquarters in Lalitpur has received official recognition as a regional training centre from World Taekwondo.

Choue Chungwon, President of World Taekw.....

Golden days for Afghanistan’s taekwondo champion Manizha Adela
10 Jul 2019

Kabul, Afghanistan, July 10, 2019: As a young taekwondo practitioner in Afghanistan, Manizha Adela has the perfect role model in Rohullah Nikpai.

After all it was Nikpai who won Afghanistan’s first – and second – med.....