Taekwondo: Muhammad refuses to be kicked in teeth


By ALAN HUBBARD | The Independent | Sunday 05 August 2012

“By this time next weekend Lutalo Muhammad will either be vindicated or vilified. He is the young man whose shock selection for the GB taekwondo team caused uproar and outrage, leaving the rebellious world No 1 lightweight Aaron Cook claiming he had been kicked in the teeth harder than he had ever been by any opponent in the sport they call ‘the way of the fist and the foot’.

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London Olympics a Dream Come True for US Taekwondo Team Doctor Christina Allen

UCSF's Christina Allen at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

By Louise Chu | UCSF | July 31, 2012

“Christina Allen, MD, a surgeon at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, has traveled the world as the physician for the US taekwondo team, but her latest assignment at the London Olympics is a dream come true for someone who grew up watching the games and excelling as an athlete.… Read the rest

Erie man demonstrated taekwondo at ’88 Games

BY DAN KUBACKI, Erie Times-News | [email protected]
UPDATED: JULY 26, 2012 6:55 AM EST

“Dong O. Park never had the chance to compete for an Olympic medal. … In part because of Park, though, martial artists from around the world have been able to do just that for the past three Summer Games.… Read the rest

Athlete-turned-psychologist helps Olympians gain mental edge in taekwondo










By Yoo Jee-ho | 2012/07/20 09:00 KST | Yonhap News Agency

“SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — The night before major competitions, Lee In-jong, a South Korean Olympic taekwondo fighter, curls up on her bed with the Bible, highlighting her favorite passages as she reads.… Read the rest