The way of the hand and foot. A fast, explosive and powerful martial art that has also been an Olympic Sport since 2000.
Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists incorporating elements of Karate and Kung-Fu with traditional Korean Martial Arts such as Taekkyeon, Subak, Kwon Bop and Tang Soo Do. The oldest governing body for Taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959.
The main international bodies for Taekwondo today are the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by Choi Hong Hi in 1966, and the partnership of the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo (WT, formerly WTF), founded in 1972 and 1973 respectively by the Korea Taekwondo Association.
Full contact striking sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000. The body known for Taekwondo in the Olympics is World Taekwondo.