RNS INDOOR STADIUM, DHARWAD
4th to 6th Febuary 2017
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Taekwondo is loosely translated as .the way of the foot and fist. but some translate it as, .the art of kicking and punching., Taekwondo's popularity is a result of evolution of martial arts. Taekwondo was developed during the 1940.s and 1950.s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of Karate and Chinese Martial Arts with indigenous Korean martial arts. It combines combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy. Modern Taekwondo tends to emphasize control and self-defence. The art in general emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg's greater reach and power. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. Taekwondo was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1986. It became a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Registered participants (Men) Count: 64
Registered participants (Women) Count: 61
Competition Director(s): Mohammed Salim, 97426 10452 (M) [Karnataka Taekwondo Association]