Taekwondo Melissa Hester Sally Carter Dominique Raford
Introduction • Roughly translated – “the way of punching and kicking” • The technique of unarmed combat for self defense that involves the skillful application of techniques that include punching, jumping kicks, blocks, dodges, parrying actions with hands and feet. • Combines different styles of martial arts • Tae Kwon, Kwonpup, T’ang Su, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu • One of the only two Asian martial arts included in Olympic Games
History • Arises from Taekkyon, a traditional modern art • 3 kingdoms: Goguryeo, Silla, and Baekje • After WWII, became standard military training in Korea • Rules standardized in 1961
Culture • The World Taekwondo Hanmadang • Chuncheon Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships • Chungju World Martial Arts Festival • World Taekwondo Festival & Korea Classic Open • World Taekwondo Culture Expo
World Taekwondo Culture Expo • Held in July; six day event • 2,000 athletes from 31 countries • Muju and Jeonju of Jeollauk-do Province
Taekwondo Men -58kg Gold Medal Final London 2012 Olympic Games • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfBd9m2B5vY
Movement • We chose to look at a kick for our movement. • There is a lot of skill and technique involved in perfecting taekwondo kicks. • For our variables we chose to look at the speed of the kick and the force produced by the kick.
Calculations-Speed • Speed= d/t • In order to calculate the speed of a kick, you must first find the distance from when the foot comes off of the ground to when the foot makes contact with the opponent. Then, find the time it took for the foot go that distance. After you find those, you will divide the distance by the time in order to find the speed of the kick.
Calculations- Force • Force= m x a • To find the force of the kick, you need to know the mass of the person in kilograms and also the acceleration of the kick. Acceleration is the change in velocity (Vf-Vi) divided by the change in time (Tf-Ti). In this case, the velocity is going to be the same as the speed, which was found in the previous equation. After you calculate the acceleration, you will multiply the mass times the acceleration to get the force.
Significance of Studying the Variables • It is important to study these calculations because it can help you improve on your kicking technique. Knowing how to calculate these variables can be especially helpful for people who have been practicing taekwondo for years and want to see how they have improved over time.
References • http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/site/about_taekwondo/ancient_timers.html • http://www.koreanmartialartsinc.com/tkd.html • http://www.worldtaekwondo.com/history.htm
Thank You Melissa Hester Sally Carter Dominique Raford