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In some schools, permission to begin sparring is granted upon entry. The rationale for this decision is that students must learn how to deal with a fast, powerful, and determined attacker. In other schools, students may be required to wait a few months, for safety reasons, because they must first build the skills they would ideally employ in their sparring practice. View Taekwondo Sparring »

Taekwondo World Championships

The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by the World Taekwondo (WT). A world championship(s) is a title commonly used to describe a variety of sports events across a number of sports and disciplines. As a general rule of thumb world championships will be open to elite competitors from across the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport or contest, although there are exceptions to each of these elements in different sporting contexts.

The title is usually awarded through a combination of specific contests or, less commonly, ranking systems (e.g. the ICC Test Championship), or a combination of the two (e.g. World Triathlon Championships in Triathlon). This determines a 'world champion', who or which is commonly considered the best nation, team, individual (or other entity) in the world in a particular field, although the vagaries of sport ensure that the competitor recognised at the best in an event is not always the 'world champion'.

Certain sports do not have a world championships or a world cup as such, but may have one or several world champions. Professional boxing, for example, has several world champions at different weights, but each one of them is decided by a "title fight", not a tournament.

A certain number of sports hold world championships or world cups which are overshadowed, in terms of prestige, by the same events in the Olympic Games, the most prestigious multi-sports event.


World Taekwondo Championships

Year Date Flag City and Host Country Place
2015 September 16–23 Russia Chelyabinsk, Russia  
2013 July 15–21 Mexico Puebla, Mexico Exhibition Center of Puebla
2011 May 1–6 South Korea Gyeongju, South Korea Gyeongju Indoor Stadium
2009 October 14–18 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Ballerup Super Arena
2007 May 18–22 China Beijing, China Changping Gymnasium
2005 April 13–17 Spain Madrid, Spain Palacio de Deportes
2003 September 24–28 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum
2001 November 1–7 South Korea Jeju City, South Korea Halla Indoor Gymnasium
1999 June 2–6 Canada Edmonton, Canada Butterdome
1997 November 19–23 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum
1995 November 17–21 Philippines Manila, Philippines Folk Arts Theater
1993 August 19–23 United States New York City, United States Madison Square Gardon
1991 October 28–November 3 Greece Athens, Greece  
1989 October 9–14 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  
1987 October 7-11 Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau del Esports
1985 September 4-8 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Gymnasium
1983 October 20–23 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Brondby Hallen
1981 February 24–27 Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador Coliseo Cerrado
1979 October 26–28 Germany Stuttgart, West Germany Sports Hall Sindelfingen
1977 September 15–17 United States Chicago, United States International Amphitheatre
1975 August 28–31 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jangchung Gymnasium
1973 May 25–27 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Kukkiwon Gymnasium







World Taekwondo (WT) Tournament Sparring

Under World Taekwondo (WT) and Olympic rules, sparring is a full-contact event and takes place between two competitors in an area measuring 8 meters square. A win can occur by points, or if one competitor is unable to continue (knockout) the other competitor wins. Each match consists of three semi-continuous rounds of contact, with one minute's rest between rounds. For more information View World Taekwondo (WT) Tournament Sparring »

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Risk of injury can be reduced by completing an effective warm up consisting of a heart raiser to get your pulse up, followed by sport specific dynamic stretches (stretches whilst moving). Please follow the guidance of a certified Master Instructor or trainer when doing sports related activities. Depending on the intensity of the exercise, cooling down can involve a slow jog or walk, or with lower intensities, stretching can be used. Cooling down allows the heart rate to return to its resting rate. View more information on Warming Up and Cooling Down ».

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