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Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art, and it’s one of the most popular martial arts in the world. It has been an official Olympic sport since 2000, offering competitive opportunities and providing self-improvement for its practitioners all over the world.

Like most martial arts, Tae Kwon Do was developed for the sake of self-defense. It stands out from other martial arts, as the use of fast and intense kicking techniques makes up the majority of a practitioner’s skillset, rather than strikes from the hands or grappling.