Taekwondo means  "the way of fist and foot fighting". Although an ancient  
and once secret Korean Art of weaponless self defense, it is now a Korean
sport in which either two persons practice methods of unarmed fighting or one
person can exercise  for both  physical fitness and self  defense. Still primarily
a defense art of  self protection, Taekwondo has in the past two decades also
rapidly developed as an injury free international competitive sport that
resembles a composite of the French foot fighting known as  Savate and
boxing.  Technically, it is a unique style of  Oriental  martial arts combining
Korean foot techniques with Chinese hand techniques.
The Taekwondo student has through
many years of tedious  daily practice
developed  their feet and body into  
respond with lightning-like speed and
explosive force should they be
physically attacked. Taekwondo has
been called the ultimate in self
defense because it trains the reflexes
so keen and accurate that students
can effectively defend themselves
from attack by multiple vigorously
with fellow students without heavy
protective garments and in complete