Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that uses the legs/feet to attack and the hands/arms to block whereas Karate is a Japanese (actually Okinawan) martial art that uses the legs/feet to propel the body close to an opponent and uses the hands/arms to attack. Taekwondo is the largest martial art in the world in terms of practitioners and is only one of two martial arts in the Olympics (the other being the Japanese grappling art of Judo). The words Tae (stomp), Kwon (fist) Do (way of) are loosely translated as ?the way of the hand and the foot.?
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