Taekwondo is a korean martial art.
It was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various korean martial arts and included karate and chinese martial arts.
The main international organizational bodies of taekondo are the international taekondo federation.
Now I'm told things about the history of taekwondo:
Beginning in 1945,new martial arts schools called kwans was opened on Seul.
After presenting a martial arts demonstration by the military in 1952, South Korean President Syngman Rhee urged that the martial arts styles of the kwans be merged. Beginning in 1955 the leaders of the kwans began discussing in earnest the possibility of created an unified style of Korean martial art.
In 1966,Choi established the international taekwondo federation (ITF). Choi continued to develop the ITF-style, notably with the 1987 publication of his Encyclopedia of Taekwondo. After Choi's retirement the ITF split in 2001 and then again in 2002 create three separate federations each of which continues to operate today wiht the same name.
I think that taekwondo is a great martial art, because i don´t hear nothing about the taekwondo and i like it.