Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art and an official Olympic event
With taekwondo, one can attack an opponent or defend oneself without using weapons. A Korean traditional martial art, taekwondo is also practiced purely to train the body and mind.
In 2000, taekwondo became an official event at the Sydney Olympics. In 2011, the global taekwondo population was 70 million people in 200 countries. A sport that exercises all parts of the body, taekwondo is effective for people of all ages for enhancing physical strength.