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  • n. A martial arts form which originated in Korea known for its elaborate kicking techniques. The sparring aspect is a recognised Olympic sport.

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  • n. a Korean martial art similar to karate

Etymologies

From Korean 태권도 (跆拳道).  (tae, "to kick or destroy with the foot").  (kwon, "to punch with the fist").  (do, "way"). Hence, taekwondo is loosely translated as "the way of kicking and punching". (Wiktionary)

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