The martial art of tae kwon do is based on more than 5,000 years of Korean tradition. It's a combat system that focuses not only on physical performance but also on mental and spiritual wellness. The name of this martial art loosely means "foot, fist, and discipline," and tae kwon do combines the strength of the body with the agility of the mind. Today, tae kwon do is a popular martial art for kids and adults all over the world. Readers will learn how training in tae kwon do can prepare them for many of life's challenges, while photographs show them this dazzling martial art, with its spinning kicks and flying attacks, in action.