What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a systematic approach to self-defense emphasizing the use of the legs based on the fact that the legs are the strongest part of the human body, and the greatest asset a martial artist has. Taekwondo is also an Olympic sport, and the most practiced martial art in the world. That being said, Taekwondo practitioners have a multitude of avenues to explore including competition, coaching, and refereeing on the local, regional, national, and international levels. So much so, that over 70 countries have sponsored national teams with athletes competing in the Olympics, World Championships, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, US Open, World Military Games, World Collegiate Championships, and many other Taekwondo competitions around the world.