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tae kwon do

[tahy kwon doh] /ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdoʊ/
noun
1.
a Korean martial art, a particularly aggressive form of karate, that utilizes punches, jabs, chops, blocking and choking moves, and especially powerful, leaping kicks.
Also, taekwondo.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Korean t’aekwŏndo, equivalent to t’ae- trample (< Middle Chinese, akin to Chinese tái) + kwŏn fist (< Middle Chinese, akin to Chinese quán) + -do, combining form of to way (< Middle Chinese, akin to Chinese dào)
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British Dictionary definitions for taekwondo

tae kwon do

/ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdəʊ; ˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a Korean martial art that resembles karate
Word Origin
C20: Korean tae kick + kwon fist + do way, method
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Word Origin and History for taekwondo

tae kwon do

1967, from Korean, from tae "kick" + kwon "fist" + do "art, way, method."

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