Abbreviation of Taekwondo, which is Korean for "The way of the hand and foot." When taekwondo is referred to as "TKD," it is usually by those who think of the martial art as a sport, which is a perversion of the original intent of its creators.
Although taekwondo is powerfull in the hands of those who use it correctly, those who treat the martial art as a game generally miss much of the things that this art has to offer. They are the ones that say "you don't want to mess with me, I'm a black belt!" or the ones that care more about rank than actually learning anything. By no means are all those who practice the art of taekwondo like this, though.
TKD guy: "It's so good that they put TKD in the onlympics! Now I can bodachagee people on live television!"
Taekwondo guy: "So what? What does it prove when you kick somone in the face? That you can kick harder? Does it really make you any better?"
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