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Definition of "taekwondo" [taekwondo]

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

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Use "taekwondo" in a sentence
  • "The country won its first Olympic medal just two years ago, a bronze in taekwondo at the Beijing Summer Games."
  • "Jean excelled in taekwondo before it became an Olympic sport in 2000, medaling in more than 30 competitions in the 1990s and winning a silver medal in the 1995 world championships."
  • "Jean, a silver medalist in taekwondo's 1995 world championships, is their coach and a U.S. coach in the Summer Games."