Tae Kwon Do - "The way of the foot and fist"

A dynamic style of martial art and modern combat sport, from Korea.

Tae Kwon Do is characterised by its punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on fast, head-high kicks and jumping spinning kicks. The literal translation for Tae Kwon Do is "kicking," "punching," and "the art or way of."

For those with ambition to test themselves on the ultimate sporting stage, Olympic recognition means that it is possible to represent your country in the Olympic Games.

But sport is not the only thing this style offers. Taekwondo is also an effective system of self-defence based on fast, strong techniques and counter-attacks.