Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art. The name "Tae-Kwon-Do" can translate as "the way of (hand) striking and kicking", and suggests that it is a form of unarmed combat. Taekwon-Do motions are based on a set of Newtonion principles that helps the practitioner achieve surprisingly powerful techniques. As it was originally developed as a military combative system, the techniques, when appropriately taught and applied, are particularly effective for self-defence.
Taekwon-Do also aims to be a system of character-building, and emphasises certain moral teachings such as courtesy and integrity, perseverance and long-suffering, self-control and respect. Being a "traditional" Korean martial art, practitioners also learn about Oriental culture and some of the fascinating history of the Korean nation.