Envision spinning kicks high in the air that are as quick as a snake's strike, and you have Tae Kwon Do, a martial art that people are now aware of worldwide. It was originally created in Korea, and has been around for many years. Patterns, sparring, self-defence and breaktest are the four specialities that constitute Tae Kwon Do. Learning all four disciplines forms the basis a student has to master before being granted any of the advanced belt rankings. A student has to pass a test to be awarded a higher belt.