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Tournament Weight Category


In taekwondo, a weight class is a standardized weight range for taekwondo practitioners. The upper weight limit for each class is the lower limit of the next highest class. A taekwondo sparring ( 겨루기 gyeorugi ) is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each practitioner's weight must not exceed the upper limit.

The weigh-in

A competitor typically weighs more between championships than at the time of a tournament. Part of the process of training for a match is "getting down to fighting weight". The weigh-in takes place the day before the tournament. Competitors typically stand on the scales barefoot and without the uniform, belt, or sparring gears.

A competitor who is over the weight limit may strip naked to make the weight if the excess is minimal; otherwise, one can try again later, typically after losing weight in the interim through dehydration by vigorous exercise. If the excess weight is too great, the effort expended trying to "make weight" will make the competitor unfit for the fight itself. In such cases, the competitor may be disqualified for the tournament by the officials.

At the weigh-in, the fighter must be between the weight class's upper and lower limits. Below is the weight category for World Taekwondo (WT).

 

WEIGHT CLASS

MEN

WOMEN

FINWEIGHT

-54kg -46kg

FLYWEIGHT

-58kg -49kg

BANTAMWEIGHT

-63kg -53kg

FEATHERWEIGHT

-68kg -57kg

LIGHTWEIGHT

-74kg -62kg

WELTERWEIGHT

-80kg -67kg

MIDDLEWEIGHT

-87kg -73kg

HEAVYWEIGHT

+87kg +73kg

 

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 »

Taekwondo Weight Classes/Divisions Tournament Point System Tournament Referee World Taekwondo Championships World Cup Taekwondo Championships European Taekwondo Championships Olympic Taekwondo Games Asian Taekwondo Championships Commonwealth Games Pan American Games South East Asian Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stances ( 서기 sogi )

The Korean martial arts has several stances ( 서기 sogi ) used for different activities. Although there are strong similarities in stances throughout taekwondo schools, individual instructors often have their own preferred style. These stances are most commonly seen in taekwondo forms, and are critical for balance, precision, and good technique in the martial art.
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Blocking ( 막기 makgi )

In martial arts, blocking ( 막기 makgi ) is the act of stopping or deflecting an opponent's attack for the purpose of preventing injurious contact with the body. A block usually consists of placing a limb across the line of the attack. Blocks are considered by some to be the most direct and least subtle of defensive techniques.
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Kicking ( 차기 chagi )

A kick (차기 chagi) is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. As the human leg is longer and stronger than the arm, kicks are generally used to keep an opponent at a distance, surprise him or her with their range, and inflict substantial damage. On the other hand, stance is very important in any combat system, and any attempt to deliver a kick will necessarily compromise one's stability of stance.
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Fist Strikes ( 지르기 jireugi )

Taekwondo hand strikes are performed as a close distance alternative to kicks. They are executed in a number of ways - from standing, jumping, spinning and rushing forwards. Hand strikes make up fast combinations of strikes which can leave an opponent stunned and unable to defend himself.
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Strikes ( 치기 chigi )

Various surfaces of the hand may be engaged as the striking surface depending on which area of the opponents body which is being targeted. Striking ( 치기 chigi ) are techniques striking with twisting force of body excluding techniques using fist or fingertips. Thrusting ( 찌르기 Jjireugi ) are techniques striking with finger tips. Chopping ( 찍기 Jjikgi ) are techniques striking with curled fingers. This leads to a large array of hand positions.
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History of Taekwondo

The oldest Korean martial art was an amalgamation of unarmed combat styles developed by the three rival Korean Kingdoms of Goguryeo, Silla, and Baekje, where young men were trained in unarmed combat techniques to develop strength, speed, and survival skills. The most popular of these techniques was ssireum and subak with taekkyeon being the most popular of the segments of subak.
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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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