Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
In some schools, permission to begin sparring is granted upon entry. The rationale for this decision is that students must learn how to deal with a fast, powerful, and determined attacker. In other schools, students may be required to wait a few months, for safety reasons, because they must first build the skills they would ideally employ in their sparring practice. View Taekwondo Sparring »
Taekwondo World Championships
The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by the World Taekwondo (WT). A world championship(s) is a title commonly used to describe a variety of sports events across a number of sports and disciplines. As a general rule of thumb world championships will be open to elite competitors from across the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport or contest, although there are exceptions to each of these elements in different sporting contexts.
The title is usually awarded through a combination of specific contests or, less commonly, ranking systems (e.g. the ICC Test Championship), or a combination of the two (e.g. World Triathlon Championships in Triathlon). This determines a 'world champion', who or which is commonly considered the best nation, team, individual (or other entity) in the world in a particular field, although the vagaries of sport ensure that the competitor recognised at the best in an event is not always the 'world champion'.
Certain sports do not have a world championships or a world cup as such, but may have one or several world champions. Professional boxing, for example, has several world champions at different weights, but each one of them is decided by a "title fight", not a tournament.
A certain number of sports hold world championships or world cups which are overshadowed, in terms of prestige, by the same events in the Olympic Games, the most prestigious multi-sports event.
World Taekwondo Championships
|Year||Date||Flag||City and Host Country||Place|
|2015||September 16–23||Chelyabinsk, Russia|
|2013||July 15–21||Puebla, Mexico||Exhibition Center of Puebla|
|2011||May 1–6||Gyeongju, South Korea||Gyeongju Indoor Stadium|
|2009||October 14–18||Copenhagen, Denmark||Ballerup Super Arena|
|2007||May 18–22||Beijing, China||Changping Gymnasium|
|2005||April 13–17||Madrid, Spain||Palacio de Deportes|
|2003||September 24–28||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany||Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum|
|2001||November 1–7||Jeju City, South Korea||Halla Indoor Gymnasium|
|1999||June 2–6||Edmonton, Canada||Butterdome|
|1997||November 19–23||Hong Kong||Hong Kong Coliseum|
|1995||November 17–21||Manila, Philippines||Folk Arts Theater|
|1993||August 19–23||New York City, United States||Madison Square Gardon|
|1991||October 28–November 3||Athens, Greece|
|1989||October 9–14||Seoul, South Korea|
|1987||October 7-11||Barcelona, Spain||Palau del Esports|
|1985||September 4-8||Seoul, South Korea||Jamsil Gymnasium|
|1983||October 20–23||Copenhagen, Denmark||Brondby Hallen|
|1981||February 24–27||Guayaquil, Ecuador||Coliseo Cerrado|
|1979||October 26–28||Stuttgart, West Germany||Sports Hall Sindelfingen|
|1977||September 15–17||Chicago, United States||International Amphitheatre|
|1975||August 28–31||Seoul, South Korea||Jangchung Gymnasium|
|1973||May 25–27||Seoul, South Korea||Kukkiwon Gymnasium|
World Taekwondo (WT) Tournament Sparring
Under World Taekwondo (WT) and Olympic rules, sparring is a full-contact event and takes place between two competitors in an area measuring 8 meters square. A win can occur by points, or if one competitor is unable to continue (knockout) the other competitor wins. Each match consists of three semi-continuous rounds of contact, with one minute's rest between rounds. For more information View World Taekwondo (WT) Tournament Sparring »
Risk of injury can be reduced by completing an effective warm up consisting of a heart raiser to get your pulse up, followed by sport specific dynamic stretches (stretches whilst moving). Please follow the guidance of a certified Master Instructor or trainer when doing sports related activities. Depending on the intensity of the exercise, cooling down can involve a slow jog or walk, or with lower intensities, stretching can be used. Cooling down allows the heart rate to return to its resting rate. View more information on Warming Up and Cooling Down ».
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