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 »
Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. An example of the union of mental and physical discipline is the breaking of wooden boards, bricks or tiles, which requires both physical mastery of the technique and the concentration to focus one's power.
The Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships are held every two years, in every year the Commonwealth and Olympic Games are held. They are sanctioned by the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union, the Commonwealth Games Federation and the World Taekwondo (WT) and involve world class competitors, making them a major event in Taekwondo.
The first Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships were held in Brisbane, Queensland on 14 and 15 October 2006. The host was Taekwondo Australia Inc.
In 2008, the Taekwondo Championships were held from November 21 to 23 at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, Canada.
The 3rd Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships were held in Brisbane, Australia and included:
The award for the placings in the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships are medals. Taekwondo is now a Category 2 Commonwealth Games Sport and may feature in future Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships
|Year||Date||Flag||City and Host Country||Place|
|2014||July 23 - August 3||Glasgow, Scotland|
|2008||November 21-23||Winnipeg, Canada||MTS Center|
|2006||October 14-15||Brisbane, Queensland|
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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