What is Tae Kwon Do?

Some facts about this popular style of martial arts.

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Tae Kwon Do or Karate?

Even though differences do exist, for example, TKD came from Korea and Karate from Japan, they are more similar than different in how they are practiced today. They both offer physical and mental training and they both value respect, discipline, and traditions.

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Who is Tae Kwon Do for?

TKD is for anyone who wants to train their bodies and minds, to develop a set of physical, mental, and life skills , to have regular physical activities that are engaging and varied, to take part in something that will have a long-lasting and healthy impact on their lives.

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Where is Tae Kwon Do from?

Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea.

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What does "Tae Kwon Do" mean?

"Tae" means kick
"Kwon" means fist
"Do" means the way
Tae Kwon Do means The Way of the Foot and the Fist

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Does Tae Kwon Do work?

Often this question means if a TKD practitioner can win fights. As with all general questions, the answer depends on many variables.

A more meaningful way to answer is this: TKD works. It works to equip someone with strength, self-defense skills, stamina, discipline, mental focus to deal with whatever circumstances they face, in a fight, or in life.

10 men and women martial arts students and one child

What is Tae Kwon Do?

Some facts about this popular style of martial arts.

Where is Tae Kwon Do from?

Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea.

What does "Tae Kwon Do" mean?

"Tae" means kick
"Kwon" means fist
"Do" means the way
Tae Kwon Do means The Way of the Foot and the Fist

Tae Kwon Do or Karate?

Even though difference do exist, for example, TKD came from Korea and Karate from Japan, they are more similar than different in how they are practiced today. They both offer physical and mental training and value respect, discipline, and traditions.

Does Tae Kwon Do work?

TKD is for anyone who wants to train their bodies and minds, to develop a set of physical, mental, and life skills , to have regular physical activities that are engaging and varied, to take part in something that will have a long-lasting and healthy impact on their lives.

Who is Tae Kwon Do for?

TKD is for anyone who wants to train their bodies and minds, to develop a set of physical, mental, and life skills , to have regular physical activities that are engaging and varied, to take part in something that will have a long-lasting and healthy impact on their lives.