Taekwondo

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Taekwondo
Taekwondo.svg
Italian Taekwondo Championships 2013.jpg
A Warld Taekwondo Federation Taekwondo sparrin match
Also known as Taekwon-Do, Tae Kwon Do, TaeKwonDo, Tae Kwon-Do.
Focus Striking
Kintra o origin Sooth Korea Sooth Korea
North Korea North Korea
Creator A collaborate effort by representatives from the nine, original kwans.[1] 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)

Taekwondo /ˌtˌkwɒnˈd/ (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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sik, Kang Won; Lee Kyong Myung (1999). A Modern History of Taekwondo. Seoul: Pogyŏng Munhwasa. ISBN 978-89-358-0124-4.