The quest of making TaeKwonDo safer

By Dr. Zibby Kruk   |   www.MOOSIN.com   |   August 20, 2014

An interview with Professor Gabriel P. Fife, Co-Director of IHISL

“Headgear provides an important protection for your brain, especially in martial arts training and competition. The dangers of not wearing a headgear are always present, even in just daily simple sparring in your dojang.… Read the rest

Obama to Host Sports Concussion Summit

By Dina Fine Maron | Scientific American | May 28, 2014

“Pres. Barack Obama has his head in the game—that game being football. And soccer. And actually any sport that fuels an elevated risk of head injury, as will be the focus of a summit set for Thursday on sports concussions.… Read the rest

Video analysis of blows to the head and face at the 1999 World Taekwondo Championships

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2002 Sep;42(3):348-53.

Authors
Koh JO1Watkinson EJ

Affiliations
1Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [email protected]

Abstract
BACKGROUND:
Limited research has been done on head blows that may result in mild traumatic brain injury in Taekwondo.… Read the rest

Diminished impact attenuation properties of taekwondo and boxing headgear

Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):652. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.246.

Authors
Pieter W1O’Sullivan D2Fife G2

Affiliations
1Keimyung University, Daegu, South, Korea
2Chung-Ang University, Anseong, South, Korea

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Only one study reported the impact attenuation of taekwondo headgear.… Read the rest