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There are many accepted ways to spell taekwondo.
  • Taekwondo is the preferred spelling of the World Taekwondo Federation
  • Taekwon-Do is the perferred spelling of the International Taekwon-Do Federation
  • tae kwon do is also commonly used
  • Tae Kwon Do is also acceptable
  • TaeKwonDo is also acceptable, but not as common
  • Taegwondo is the modern, Romanized version

When translating Korean Hangeul (written alphabet) to English, it is done phonetically (as it sounds) so there might be many accepted versions. In early practice, many people did not hear the words correctly, so the translations were inaccurate, but have become widely accepted.

In Korean, the term is 태권도 . It consists of three syllables but forms one compound word. The separating of the syllables with spaces or hyphens was to aid non-Korean speaking people with pronunciation. The first letter is "t" (ㅌ) followed by the vowel for the "ae"(ㅐ) sound, which is pronounced like the "a" in "at." This first syllable is like saying the word "at" backwards as "tae." This is the part of the word that means to stomp or smash with the foot.

The second syllable starts with the unaspirated "k" (ㄱ) which is also used to represent a "g." Since this is at the beginning of the syllable, the South Korean pronunciation is more of the harder "g." This is combined with the "u" (ㅜ) and "eo" (ㅓ) vowels to form the "wo" since there is no single letter for "w" in Korean. This middle syllable is ended with the "n" (ㄴ) to form the word "kwon" which should be pronounced like the number "one" with a "k" on the front. This part of the word means to strike with the hand or fist.

The third syllable is the consonant "d" (ㄷ) over the long vowel "o" (ㅗ) which is spelled "do" and is pronounced like a female dear ("doe"). This word comes from the Chinese term "tao" and relates to the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching - - the art of appreciating life, the way of action that is in harmony with nature, and the path of right behavior.
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