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The Taekwondo Belt System There are six colors of belts: white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black.






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Taekwondo literally means “the way of the foot and first” because Tae means “to destroy with the feet”, Kwon is “to strike” and Do is “path” or “way”.






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The Taekwondo uniform is called the “Dobok”. A white belt is included upon the first rank, and the belt color would change as one advances in their ranks.






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Usually associated with the Japanese martial art Karate, Taekwondo actually originated in Korea around 2,000 years ago.






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In the competing event of Taekwondo in the Olympics, only sparring technique is allowed. But in typical competitions, techniques such as breaking, self-defense, patters and also sparring is allowed.






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Taekwondo is one of the two martial arts to be included in the Olympics (the other one is Judo). The International Military Sports Council introduced Taekwondo as a sports event in the Olympics on April 9, 1976.






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As many as 70 million people practice taekwondo today. Taekwondo is practiced in 188 countries around the world today.






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The Korean term for commence is ‘sijack’ The Korean term for relax is ‘sho’ The Korean term for knifehand is ‘sonkal’ The Korean term for training hall is ‘do-jang’ The Korean term for twin forearm block is ‘sang palmok makgi’






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The World Taekwondo Federation administers the Olympic competition for taekwondo. It is their rules that are used for competition.






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Taekwondo has been featured in many movies with famous actors such as Tony Jaa, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.






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