Explanation: "Tae" means "foot" or "to strike with the feet." "Kwon" means "hand" or "to strike with the hand." "Do" means discipline, art or way. So, Tae-Kwon-Do (foot-hand-way) means "the way of the feet and the hands" or "the art of kicking and punching."
Further reading: We have a few books about martial arts on our recommended reads list this year. For younger readers, check out Let's Go to Taekwondo! A Story about Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards and Karate Kakapo. For older readers, check out the novel Eight Times Up, which follows a character named Riley who decides to learn aikido to help deal with his anxiety.