tae kwon do

noun, often capitalized T&K&D
\ ˈtī-ˈkwän-ˈdō How to pronounce tae kwon do (audio) \

Definition of tae kwon do

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

Examples of tae kwon do in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 Instilling in his students the techniques of tae kwon do, but, above all, values ​​and respect, is one of Camacho's objectives. AZCentral.com, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tae kwon do

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tae kwon do

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

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“Tae kwon do.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tae%20kwon%20do. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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