A Brief History of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. The word “Taekwondo” consists of three parts: “tae,” meaning foot, “kwon,” meaning fist or hand, and “do,” meaning way. Although Korea had its own native martial arts for thousands of years, Taekwondo, as we know it today, originated in the 1950s. In this blog, post I provide a concise history of the art.