Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that has its origins in the ancient game of taekkyeon. Taekkyeon, which is also known as 'traditional wrestling,' was a sport that evolved from mutual combat between village militias and warlords in the 15th century. Taekwondo developed from the traditional martial art of taekwondo into one of the world's most popular and respected martial arts today. The style emphasizes power, speed, agility and accuracy, using hands and feet to deliver powerful strikes and kicks.