The national sport of South Korea, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the way of the hand and the foot. It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A modern martial art, combat, and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Chinese Martial Arts (kung fu)
China has a long history of martial traditions that includes hundreds of different styles. Chinese martial arts, also referred to by the Mandarin Chinese term wushu and popularly known as kung fu or gung fu, are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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