Taekwondo is a martial art based on the real world martial art of the same name. This Martial Art was mentioned by a Magic Tool Soldier, who also mentioned that he was a practioner of this martial art.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. It combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise.
Traditional taekwondo typically refers to the martial art as it was established in the 1950s and 1960s in the South Korean military and in various civilian organizations, including schools and universities. In particular, the names and symbolism of the both the traditional patterns and the newer poomsae often refer to elements of Korean history, culture and religious philosophy.
The sport of taekwondo was developed in the 1950s and may have a somewhat different focus, especially in terms of its emphasis on speed and competition (as in Olympic sparring).
- As mentioned above, this martial art exists in the real world.