Perform Kicking With or Without Jumping: Joint Coordination and Kinetic Differences Between Taekwondo Back Kicks and Jumping Back Kicks

J Sports Sci. 2015 Jan 19:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Cheng KB1, Wang YH, Kuo SY, Wang KM, Huang YC.

1Institute of Physical Education, Health, and Leisure Studies , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.… Read the rest

TaekwondoScience Fighter Analysis Report (NOW AVAILABLE)

The TKDSCI ‘Fighter Analysis Report‘ gives competitive Taekwondo athletes critical feedback and insight so that they can perform at the highest level. These original custom reports are generated by systematic video analysis.

“Taekwondo, compared to baseball, basketball, football, is almost devoid of statistics … But it’s not because there’s nothing to measure; it’s because we’re not measuring it yet.” – Isaac Michaels, CEO of TaekwondoScience (Scientific American, June 2013)

Now Taekwondo athletes and coaches can finally utilize the same types of data and performance metrics that other sports have deeply integrated!… Read the rest

Effect of Different Attentional Instructions on the Acquisition of a Serial Movement Task

J Sports Sci Med. Dec 2014; 13(4): 782–792. Published online Dec 1, 2014.

Mei Teng Woo,1, Jia Yi Chow,2, and Michael Koh1,

1School of Sports, Health and Leisure, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
2Physical Education and Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“Recent research in attentional focus of instruction has predominantly over-emphasized the investigation of discrete and continuous skills rather than serial skills.… Read the rest

Profile of psychological skills of University taekwondo competitors and its relation to success in competition

Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte 2014 Vol. 14 No. 3 pp. 13-20. ISSN 1578-8423.

Álvarez, O.; Estevan, I.; Falcó, C.; Hernández-Mendo, A.; Castillo, I.

Departamento de Psicología Social, Facultad de Psicología, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain.… Read the rest

The Effects of an Exercise Program Consisting of Taekwondo Basic Movements on Posture Correction

J Phys Ther Sci. Oct 2014; 26(10): 1585–1588. Published online Oct 28, 2014. doi: 10.1589/jpts.26.1585.

Sunghak Byun, PhD,1 Changkyoo An, PhD,2 Minho Kim, PhD,3 and Dongwook Han, PhD, PT4.

1 Good Posture Association, Republic of Korea
2 Division of Sports & Leisure Studies, College of Natural Science & Engineering, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Asian Martial Arts, School of Physical Education, Youngsan University, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medical and Life Science, Silla University, Republic of Korea.… Read the rest