tae kwon do

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

Definition of tae kwon do

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

Origin and Etymology of tae kwon do

Korean t'aekwŏndo, from t'ae- to kick + kwŏn fist + to way


First Known Use: 1967


TAE KWON DO Defined for English Language Learners

tae kwon do

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

Definition of tae kwon do for English Language Learners

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


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