Did you know that tae kwon do combines martial arts from Korea and Japan? In the 1930s, a Korean martial artist combined Korean taekkyon with karate. The new self-defense style gained followers in the 1950s. In modern times, tae kwon do has fans worldwide and is a challenging amateur sport. Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to tae kwon do. You'll discover: What the parts of a competition are and how they're scored. What some of the top kicking moves are, including the jumping spinning hook kick and the butterfly kick. How many medals the Lopez family won at the 2008 Olympic Games. How tae kwon do moves are used in mixed martial arts competitions. Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
Tae Kwon Do
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