Taekwondo is a martial art in which the foot and the fist are used. In other words, Taekwondo refers to the method of using the foot and the fist effectively in the form of kicking and punching. A student of Taekwondo as a martial art is taught the various techniques and methods involved in punching, kicking as well as blocking using the feet and the fists effectively. The student, in particular, is taught the martial art in a systematic way that involves blocking using the fists effectively, kicking using the legs, punching using the fists and also a series of open-handed attacks.

This popular martial art is practiced as a sport in as many as 123 countries all over the world. It has been estimated that there are more than 30 million practitioners of this unique martial art across the world, of which more than 3 million are holders of black-belt – a certificate for recognition of their skill level in the sport. Taekwondo is one of the two martial arts that have been included in the Olympic Games.