Taekwondo // (Korean 태권도 跆拳道 [tʰɛk͈wʌndo]) is a Korean martial airt. It combines combat an self-defense techniques wi sport an exercise. Gyeorugi (pronounced [kjʌɾuɡi]), a type o sparrin, haes been an Olympic event syne 2000. Taekwondo wis developed bi a variety o Korean masters during the 1940s as pairtial combination o taekkyeon, Okinawan karate an ither tradeetions.
A Warld Taekwondo Federation Taekwondo sparrin match
|Also known as||Taekwon-Do, Tae Kwon Do, TaeKwonDo, Tae Kwon-Do.|
|Kintra o origin|| Sooth Korea|
|Creator||A collaborate effort by representatives from the nine, original kwans. The name taekwondo was suggested by Choi Hong Hi o Oh Do Kwan.|
|Famous practitioners||Hee Il Cho, Chang Keun Choi, Choi Hong Hi, Kwang Jo Choi, Young Il Kong, Han Cha Kyo, Nam Tae Hi, Jong Soo Park, Jung Tae Park, Yeon Hwan Park, Chong Chul Rhee, Jhoon Rhee, Ki Ha Rhee, Tran Trieu Quan, S. Henry Cho, Anderson Silva, Bas Rutten, Chuck Norris, Benson Henderson, Stephan Bonnar, Anthony Pettis, Mirko Filipović.|
|Parenthuid||Taekkyeon, Subak, Okinawan Karate|
|Olympic sport||Syne 2000 (WTF regulations)|