Kun Gek Do (Korean, The Art of Attacking and Punching): A Korean martial art and sport that is a blend of Tae Kwon Do & Muay Thai. It utilizes effective & proven self-defense techniques, such as escapes, throws, & chokes. The idea is to use the basic Tae Kwon Do footwork, but with the blend of leg locks, knees and elbows that makes Muay Thai so powerful. Some Muay Thai movements have been removed and been changed to Tae Kwon Do slides & quick steps. 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 are a combination of Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai movements, utilizing kicks from both martial arts.