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Taekwondo (태권도) is the modern name of the Korean national martial art which was chosen as an umbrella title on April 11, 1955. There is no other name for Taekwondo, however it is often translated from Korean Hangeul with several different variations such as: Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, Taegwondo.

Earlier terms that were used during the post WWII era to describe Korean self defense included Tangsudo (aka: Tang Soo Do - variation of Chinese hand), Taesudo, Kongsudo.

Modern Taekwondo was influenced by several Chinese and Japanese systems, but is primarily formed around its ancient native Korean roots in what was known as Subak, Tae Kkyeon, and the philosophy of leadership/warrior training of Korea's Hwarang Knights.

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