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Discrepancies in fighting strategies between Taekwondo medalists and non-medalists.

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Author(s): Heather Hei Man Kwok

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 806;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Martial Arts | Notational Analysis | Attack

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to compare the fighting strategies between medalists and non-medalists in Taekwondo. A total of 107 matches from the 16th Asian Games had been video-taped for notational analysis. Round house kick was the most frequently used kick by the medalists in the competition (63.29%) while cut down kick (9.26%) and push kick (7.08%) were ranked second and third respectively. Aggressive mode of attack was the dominant fighting strategy used by the medalists (63.17%). Discrepancies in fighting strategies between Taekwondo medalists and non-medalists were found in this study including mode of attack, use of turning attack, and number of types of kick employed.
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