Tae Kwon Do is a traditional, weaponless Korean martial art, the national sport of South Korea and an Olympic sport. While Tae Kwon Do has its roots in antiquity and shares its history with other traditional Asian disciplines, modern Tae Kwon Do was born in the 1970’s. Literally translated, it means the way (“Do”) of the kicking (“Tae”) and punching (‘Kwon”). A study of the history and techniques reveals to the practitioner that Tae Kwon Do is not only physical pursuit, but a philosophical one as well.
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