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TAE KWON DO
TAE KWON DO
TAE KWON DO Tae Kwan Do is the traditional Korean martial art, which literally means the are of fist and foot fighting. Tae Kwon Do has been practiced for many centuries, tracing back as far as 50 BC, and will become an Olympic event in the 2000 games in Sydney. The earliest records of Tae Kwan Do practice date back to about 50 BC. (Park pg.1) During this time, Korea was divided into three kingdoms:(1) Silla, Koguryo, and Baekche. Silla had been founded in 87 BC, Baekche in 18 BC southwest of th
History of Taekwondo
History of Taekwondo
History of Taekwondo Before I get into the history of Taekwondo, I would like to define what it means. I read the definition from many books and the one that I like best comes from the book Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts written by Donn F. Draeger and Robert W. Smith. Taekwondo is an empty-hand combat form that entails the use of the whole body. Tae means to Kick or Smash with the feet, Kwon implies punching or destroying with the hand or fist, and Do means way or method. Taekwondo thus, is t