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Get a Kick out of Physics: Using the art of Tae Kwon Do to interest students in Physics

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Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art, literally translates to mean the way of the hand and foot. Educators can use some of the hyungs (forms and patterns) of this martial art to explain to students a fundamental and integral physics equation —f = ma (force = mass x acceleration)—in an interesting and exciting way.

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