Updated: Mar 13, 2018
Tae kwon do is a popular Korean striking martial arts that is focused primarily on kicks and punches & strikes. This Korean Martial arts is best known for its spectacular kicks (i.e. tornado kick and spinning hook kick). Most Tae kwon do schools teach WT Tae kwon do forms or ITF Tae kwon do patterns. In addition, many Tae kwon do schools provide instruction for joint locks, Korean terminology and some grappling techniques.
In 2017, the WTF (World Tae kwon do Federation) changed its name to World Tae kwon do (WT). This has led to a little confusion regarding what are WTF and WT forms, but they are the same thing. This Tae kwon do organization just changed its name to avoid the negative connotation associated with "WTF."