Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art, characterized by it's fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot'. My definition of the name Tae Kwon Do is

  • Tae='to strike or block with the foot' or 'to kick', it also means 'jump'
  • K'won='Fist', 'to strike or block with hand'
  • Do='The way of' or 'art'.

Put this together and Tae Kwon Do means: "The art of Kicking and Punching" or "The art of unarmed combat". The sport has been founded in Korea and is one of the popular modern martial arts.