It’s Tae Kwon Do, not Karate


I often hear people say Karate when they mean Tae Kwon Do. I have friends who have known me for years and still ask me how my Karate practice is going. And, it is okay… mostly. I understand they mean: “How is your Taekwondo martial arts class going?” This small discrepancy got me thinking and researching and I found an article that goes into detail about the differences. If you don’t want to read the whole article, just remember this:

  • Karate=Japan
  • Tae Kwon Do=Korea

If you want to read more, here is an article I found on Dan Vigil’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do website on the difference between Tae Kwon Do and Karate.