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 L+¦pez 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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