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About Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a unique form of martial arts practiced across the globe. It originated in Korea hundreds of years ago. In Korean, “Tae” represents “foot,” “leg,” or “to step on”; “Kwon” represents “fist,” or “fight”; and “Do” represents the “way” or “discipline.” This sport became an official Olympic sport in the 2000 Sydney Games. Taekwondo made its debut as a demonstration sport at the Melbourne Deaflympics 2005 Games, but was not officially added to the Deaflympics until the 2009 Games with our first USA deaf athlete. We have proudly been growing our team of deaf and hard of hearing athletes. All athletes are officially certified and qualified by the World Taekwondo Federation to compete at the international level.

If you would like to learn more about Taekwondo, please read more at: What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo News

May 17, 2015

USA Deaf Taekwondo Shares Exciting News

July 30, 2013
USADSF Martial Arts, a man is round house kicking his opponent

Taekwondo athletes head home empty-handed, but determined to return

Four years ago, Roman “Rusty” Nawrocki was the first Tae Kwon Do athlete to represent the United States in the Deaflympics.
May 25, 2013

Two Athletes Selected for Tae Kwon Do

Headlined by the first USA Deaflympian to compete in the martial arts discipline of tae kwon do, the United States is sending a team of two martial arts to Sofia, Bulgaria for the 22nd Summer Deaflympics.
December 9, 2012

Martial Arts Seeking Qualified Athletes

The American Martial Arts Association for the Deaf is seeking qualified deaf and hard of hearing athletes to compete in the 2013 Summer Deaflympics, said Dr. Frank Lala, president of AMAAD.

More Information

Contact Person: Rusty Nawrocki

Email: rusty.nawrocki@gmail.com


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