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Welcome to the ultimate Taekwondo Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your knowledge of this powerful martial art and prove that you’re a true Taekwondo enthusiast?

We’ve assembled challenging questions to put your Taekwondo expertise through its paces.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to gauge your performance.

So, tighten your belt, focus your mind, and let’s see if you can kick your way to victory with your Taekwondo trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. In which country did Taekwondo originate?

  • A) China
  • B) Japan
  • C) Korea

2. What does the word ‘Taekwondo’ mean?

  • A) The way of the sword
  • B) The way of the foot and fist
  • C) The art of self-defense

3. What is the highest belt color achievable in Taekwondo?

  • A) Red
  • B) Brown
  • C) Black

4. What is the name of the Korean flag, which Taekwondo practitioners often wear on their uniforms?

  • A) Taegeukgi
  • B) Hanbok
  • C) Gyeongbokgung

5. In which year did Taekwondo become an official Olympic sport?

  • A) 1988
  • B) 1992
  • C) 2000

6. How many basic forms, also known as “poomsae,” are there in WTF Taekwondo?

  • A) 8
  • B) 12
  • C) 16

7. What is the name of the traditional Taekwondo uniform?

  • A) Dobok
  • B) Keikogi
  • C) Gi

8. What does the term ‘Kihap’ mean in Taekwondo?

  • A) A spinning kick
  • B) A battle cry or shout
  • C) A blocking technique

9. What is the basic front kick in Taekwondo called?

  • A) Ap Chagi
  • B) Dollyo Chagi
  • C) Yeop Chagi

10. How many geup (colored belt) levels are there in Taekwondo before a practitioner earns a black belt?

  • A) 8
  • B) 10
  • C) 12

11. Who is considered the founder of modern Taekwondo?

  • A) General Choi Hong Hi
  • B) Hwang Kee
  • C) Yoon Byung-in

12. What is the Korean term for a Taekwondo instructor or master?

  • A) Sabum-nim
  • B) Saengnim
  • C) Kwanjangnim

13. Which stance is commonly used for blocking and attacking in Taekwondo?

  • A) Back stance
  • B) Horse stance
  • C) Front stance

14. What is the name of the Taekwondo technique where a practitioner breaks boards, tiles, or bricks with various techniques?

  • A) Gyukpa
  • B) Hoshinsul
  • C) Taeryon

15. Which body part is primarily used in Taekwondo for blocking?

  • A) The forearm
  • B) The shin
  • C) The elbow

16. In Taekwondo, what is the term used for the action of jumping in the air and performing multiple kicks before landing?

  • A) Dwikko Chagi
  • B) Naranhi Chagi
  • C) Eogul Chagi

17. What does the yellow belt symbolize in Taekwondo?

  • A) Innocence
  • B) Earth
  • C) Heaven

18. What is a match between two Taekwondo practitioners called?

  • A) Hansu
  • B) Kyorugi
  • C) Gyukpa

19. Which Taekwondo organization is the official governing body for the sport and responsible for its rules and regulations?

  • A) ITF (International Taekwondo Federation)
  • B) WT (World Taekwondo)
  • C) KTA (Korea Taekwondo Association)

20. Which of the following techniques is a common Taekwondo self-defense move against grabbing attacks?

  • A) Wrist lock
  • B) Armbar
  • C) Guillotine choke

21. What is the name for Taekwondo’s traditional bow, used to show respect to instructors and fellow students?

  • A) Kyungnet
  • B) Kyungrye
  • C) Kyungsabum

22. Which of these kicks involves jumping off one leg and using the other leg to deliver a spinning, crescent-like kick?

  • A) Flying side kick
  • B) Jumping front kick
  • C) Tornado kick

23. What is the name of the basic side kick in Taekwondo?

  • A) Dollyo Chagi
  • B) Yeop Chagi
  • C) Bandae Dollyo Chagi

24. Which part of the foot should a Taekwondo practitioner use to strike with a roundhouse kick?

  • A) Heel
  • B) Instep
  • C) Ball of the foot

25. In Taekwondo, which technique is commonly used to counter an opponent’s attack?

  • A) Parry
  • B) Check
  • C) Jam

31. How many dan (degree) ranks are there in Taekwondo for black belts?

  • A) 10
  • B) 9
  • C) 7

32. What is the name given to the sequence of movements practiced in Taekwondo that combines defense, attack, and counterattack techniques?

  • A) Poomsae
  • B) Taeryon
  • C) Hoshinsul

33. What is the most prestigious international Taekwondo competition apart from the Olympic Games?

  • A) World Taekwondo Championships
  • B) Asian Taekwondo Championships
  • C) European Taekwondo Championships


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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