Gwon-gyokdo

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Kun Gek Do or Gwon-gyokdo is a combination of the traditional Korean martial arts styles and Muay Thai; it is sometimes referred to as the Korean version of kickboxing. The national Kun Gek Do headquarters are located in Pusan, Korea.

It was founded by Jung Do-Mo after seeing a Taekwondo martial artist defeated by a Muay Thai practitioner. Jung Do-Mo decided that the combination of Taekwondo and Muay Thai could create a martial art stronger than Muay Thai or Taekwondo alone. This style of hybrid martial arts has been proven to be one of the most effective styles of stand up fighting seen today.[citation needed]

Kun Gek Do uses no open-hand movements. It is thought by its practitioners that when a person blocks or strikes with full power, an open hand can result in broken or dislocated fingers. Its foot techniques is a combination of Taekwondo and kickboxing movements.