Korean Martial Arts

Korean martial arts (Hangul: 무술 or 무예, Hanja: 武術 or 武藝) are the martial arts that originated from Korea. Some well known Korean martial arts are hapkido, kuk sool won, and taekwondo. While the traditional martial art of Korea ssireum and taekkyeon are relatively unknown. In November 2011, Taekkyeon was recognized by UNESCO and placed on its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. There has also been a revival of Korean sword arts as well as knife fighting and archery. For its size, the Korean Bow is still considered one of the most powerful bows, also being left and right handed. Today, Korean martial arts are being practiced worldwide.

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