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 Korean : 태권도

Bare hands and carried on foot, originated in Korea is a Far Eastern martial arts and sports. The “Foot System” and the “Fist Method”, which were two separate systems that appeared in about 600 years, were brought together over time and Taekwondo emerged. Taekwondo is a combination of Korean Tae, Kwon and Doom. Tae, “kick” or “kick with foot”; Kwon, “punch” or “manual stroke”; If it is do, it means “goodness, righteousness, way to goodness”.
These belts are, in turn:

  • white;
  • yellow;
  • green;
  • blue;
  • red;
  • black.

Black belt is the top level. But the black belt also has grades. These are called “Dan” and are from 1 to 9.
Characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of karate and Chinese martial arts with indigenous Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. The main international organizational bodies for taekwondo today are the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by Choi Hong Hi in 1966, and the partnership of the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), founded in 1972 and 1973 respectively by the Korea Taekwondo Association. Its a type of full-contact sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. The body known for taekwondo in the Olympics is the World Taekwondo Federation.