Taekwondo (태권도; 跆拳道; Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛkwʌndo])[a] is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae (태, 跆) means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon (권, 拳) means "to strike or break with fist"; and do (도, 道) means "way," "method," or "art." Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the art of the foot and fist" or "the art of kicking and punching."
In 1989, taekwondo was the world's most popular martial art, as measured by the number of practitioners. Its popularity has resulted in the varied development of the martial art into several domains: as with many other arts, it combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, meditation, and philosophy. Taekwondo is also used by the South Korean military as part of its training. Gyeorugi (pronounced [ɡjʌɾuɡi]), a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000.
Tae Kwon Do Used In The Machinima Industry, Is Learned By Certain Citizens Such As: Cyrax, Smoke (Robot), Sektor, Hydro, Reptile, Samus, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Jushiro Ukitake, DigitalPh33rson, And The Angry German Kid, Due To The Fact That That He Uses Concentrated Melee Attacks With A Keyboard And Mostly His Legs.