Tae Kwon Do, meaning "way of the hand and foot," is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Although the name "Tae Kwon Do" has only been in use for a few decades, the martial art has a history that spans over 2000 years. Tae Kwon Do originated in ancient Korea as a practice of self-defense, a code of honor, and a general way of life. Today, millions of people aarounud the world practice and compete in Tae Kwon Do, from local dojangs to international competitions. In fact, Tae Kwon Do is one of only two Asian martial arts categories in the Olympics. Tae Kwon Do is an amazing sport and an amazing path for self-discipline, loyalty, respect, and justice.