Tae means foot. Kwon means hand. Do means art. This is a Korean style of Karate and its trademark is jumping, spinning, and flying kicks.
The origin of Korean Karate can be traced back to 37 B.C. from paintings found in tombs in Korea.
In 1961 the Korean government decreed an order to unify several styles into one with the title of Tae Kwon Do.
In the late 1960’s many TKD instructors were exported to foreign countries to flood this art world wide. In 1958 Jhoon Rhee “The father of American Tae Kwon Do” opened his first school in the US in 1958.
Tae Kwon Do is one of the many martial arts incorporated into the Terry Middleton’s Karate program.