Tae Kwon Do

Korean Foot and Fist Combat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Did you know that tae kwon do combines martial arts from Korea and Japan? In the 1930s, a Korean martial artist combined Korean taekkyon with karate. The new self-defense style gained followers in the 1950s. In modern times, tae kwon do has fans worldwide and is a challenging amateur sport.

Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to tae kwon do. You’ll discover:
• What the parts of a competition are and how they’re scored.
• What some of the top kicking moves are, including the jumping spinning hook kick and the butterfly kick.
• How many medals the López family won at the 2008 Olympic Games.
• How tae kwon do moves are used in mixed martial arts competitions.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.4
BISACS JNF054080, JNF025030
Dewey 796.815'3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 820
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149026
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Students who are fascinated by martial arts will find much to enjoy in this series…. Action-packed photographs and interesting sidebars will keep readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Garrison Wells

Garrison Wells is a third-degree black belt in Nihon jujitsu, a first-degree black belt in judo, a third-degree black belt in Goju-ryu karate, and a first-degree black belt in kobudo. He is also an award-winning journalist and writer, and he lives in Colorado.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Martial Arts Sports Zone

This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where View available downloads →