tae kwon doRelated entries & more
1967, from Korean, said to represent tae "kick" + kwon "fist" + do "art, way, method."
tai chi (n.)Related entries & more
1736, the "supreme ultimate" in Taoism and Neo-Confucianism, from Chinese tai "extreme" + ji "limit." As the name of a form of martial arts training (said to have been developed by a priest in the Sung dynasty, 960-1279) it is first attested 1962, in full, tai chi ch'uan, with Chinese quan "fist."