Taekwondo is known for its emphasis on high kicking and fast kick techniques, which distinguishes it from other popular martial arts and
combat sports such as karate. However, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) believes that because the leg is the longest and strongest limb a martial artist has, kicks therefore have the
greatest potential to execute powerful strikes with the least chance of retaliation.
Taekwondo as a martial art is popular with people of both genders and of many ages. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.