tae kwon do

noun, often capitalized T&K&D \ˈtī-ˈkwän-ˈdō\

: a style of fighting that originated in Korea and that uses kicks and punches but no weapons

Full Definition of TAE KWON DO

:  a Korean art of unarmed self-defense characterized especially by the extensive use of kicks

Origin of TAE KWON DO

Korean t'aekwŏndo, from t'ae- to kick + kwŏn fist + to way
First Known Use: 1967


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