Question: Which is older karate or taekwondo?

Simply put, Karate began in Japan while Taekwondo originated in Korea. The first form of karate originated around 500 years ago on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Taekwondo also began in ancient times. The earliest records of people practicing this combat method goes back to 50 B.C. in Korea.

Did karate or taekwondo come first?

Taekwondo emphasizes kicking techniques, while Karate focuses on hand strikes. Taekwondo originated in Korea. Karate originated in Okinawa, Japan. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport.

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