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tae kwon do Line breaks: tae kwon do
Pronunciation: /ˌtʌɪ kwɒn ˈdəʊ/

Definition of tae kwon do in English:


[mass noun]
A modern Korean martial art similar to karate.
Example sentences
  • Parents realize the positive effect karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, judo, or aikido can have on their children.
  • The best-known traditional Korean sport is the martial art of tae kwon do, taught by Koreans to people throughout the world as a popular form of self-defense.
  • The UW Martial Arts club will demonstrate a variety of martial arts, including tae kwon do, juijitsu and kendo.


Korean, literally 'art of hand and foot fighting', from tae 'kick' + kwon 'fist' + do 'art, method'.

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