ANALYSIS OF STRATEGY USED IN TAEKWONDO COMPETITION

  • T. Luk
  • Y. Hong
  • D. Chu
Keywords: kicking, strategy, Taekwondo, game analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the strategy used in the Taekwondo competition. A total of 21 matches, consisting of 1598 offensive and defensive events, were video taped. Competition strategy, based on frame-by-frame video analysis, was employed to classify the athlete’s motion. Offensive and defensive kicking technique, in order of priority, was roundhouse kick (72.7%), double roundhouse kick (11.0%), back kick (8.0%), cut down kick (3.3%), pushing kick (2.2%), spinning hook kick (1.9%), side kick (0.8%), and hook kick (0.2%). The methodology employed in this study and the data reported may be useful to coaches and athletes interested in gaining insight on the strategy of patterns used in Taekwondo competition.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities