TaekwondoTaekwondo is a term that comes from Korean and that references a martial art from the same country. This sport combines techniques from karate-do and other older disciplines.
Taekwondo comes from an older Korean martial art called “taekkion”.
Just as other martial arts, in taekwondo there are belts that reflect the degree of skill reached by the trainee. Once the athlete reaches the black belt (top degree), they may choose to continue advancing up to 9th DAN, which is the highest qualification. An instructor is responsible to evaluate the aspiring athlete to determine if they may increase their degree.