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Taekwondo – 2016 Rio Olympics
If you want to find one of the sports with more action from the Olympic program, taekwondo is what we were looking for. Translated as “the way of foot and fist”, the goal is clear: to take as many punches and kicks as possible in the torso and head of the opponent. Know the rules, explores different scoring systems and check out the facilities taekwondoka while preparing for a single-elimination tournament and get the glory in the Summer Games.
This sport is practised in the Olympics, it is considered a martial art. It is included in the Olympic sports since 1988, and was introduced as a demonstration sport for the Olympic Games held in Seoul in the country of South Korea.
Already known as Sydney 2000 games were included in the Olympic sports. In taekwondo you can find a variety of techniques that are spectacular. He is currently known as one of the combat sports most popular in the world.
Martial arts in taekwondo is based are much older. Examples are the Korean taekkyon, as many blows with the foot that are very similar are made, and we also have karate-do Japanese, because here we have a way to get the strokes that occur with his fist several blows to be run with an open hand, also planimetry or rather the division of body areas (both medium, low and high), blockades, different positions and degrees system belts. Early forms that are known as Palgwe, the first uniform, and also Hyong forms.
Taekwondo born almost 1,300 years ago, and begins as an obligation to defend the country (Korea). The warriors were who decided from one moment to another start training your body in an unusual way and almost on the verge of defying all normal. All the above named warriors belonged to the then dynasty “chair”, which should address many fights to his credit. It should be noted that the official name of this group of warriors received was “Hwa Rang Do”.
The struggles faced by these fighters throughout history, were worthy of admiration, it is that in the battlefield always delivered anything to defend their homeland. But the fight is not always consists of a victory, loss of Hwa Rang Do was something really dramatic, and that according to history, within these clashes died young who were just beginning to live, but instead of enjoying their youth carrying on his shoulders the conflict in their country, they preferred to give their lives to put up the name of their homeland.
These deaths inspired those not involved in those struggles integrate and form a new group, which most belonged to the ancient Hwa Rang Do, but this time taking on the name of Taek Kyon. Denomination that would change completely in 1955, during a gathering of scholars on the subject, and ultimately receive the concept now known as “Taekwondo”.