Tae Kwon Do History

Tae Kwon Do History

Kwon Do originated in Korea around 2,000 years ago. It is a martial art in which the body is used as the weapon – Tae meaning “foot,” Kwon meaning “hand,” and Do meaning “art.” It emerged into the United States in the 1950s by travelling martial art masters who wanted to teach the art.

In 1973, the World Tae Kwon Do Federation was established. Tae Kwon Do has become one of the most popular martial arts since, appearing in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and becoming a full medal competition at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.


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Colleen Burns

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