tae kwon do
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tae kwon do(tī′ kwŏn′ dō′)
A Korean martial art that emphasizes powerful kicks.
[Korean t'aekwŏndo : t'ae-, to trample + kwŏn, fist + -do, way.]
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tae kwon do(ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdəʊ; ˈteɪ)
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a Korean martial art that resembles karate
[C20: Korean tae kick + kwon fist + do way, method]
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tae kwon do
or tae•kwon•do(ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdoʊ)
a Korean martial art similar to karate.
[1965–70; < Korean]
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|Noun||1.||tae kwon do - a Korean martial art similar to karate|
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
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