Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that dates back to 50 BC. It means “the way of the feet and the hands”. Para taekwondo will make its debut at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, just a year before making its debut at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Para taekwondo is a sport adapted from conventional taekwondo. It is practiced by athletes with an impairment in their upper limbs. This sport is practiced in two disciplines: Kyorugi and Poomsae.