Borrowed from Korean 태권도 (跆拳道, taegwondo), from 태 (tae, “to kick or destroy with the foot”) + 권 (gwon, “to punch with the fist”) + 도 (do, “way”). Hence, taekwondo is loosely translated as "the way of kicking and punching".
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- A martial arts form which originated in Korea known for its elaborate kicking techniques. The sparring aspect is a recognised Olympic sport.
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