Tae Kwon Do

About Taekwondo:

Literally translated, Taekwondo means "the way of the hand and the foot.” It is most recognizable by its emphasis on fast and powerful kicks, which distinguishes it from other popular martial arts such as karate or kung fu. Taekwondo was developed in Korea over the course of 2,000 years as a means of self-defense and combines defensive and offensive techniques, sport, exercise, and personal development through the tenets taught to students. Taekwondo was introduced into the United States the 1950's after the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War.