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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.31 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

Findings regarding the injury recovery in Taekwondo during  Kyorug

Păunescu C1, Piţigoi G1, Elisabeta N1, Păunescu M2
1University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
2National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania


Introduction. Taekwondo was declared as one of the most popular sport due its high number of practitioners, with a total number of 55 million members. Taekwondo has a high stand because of its series of fast kick blows, its unique spirit, qualities that make a good impression to those who watch this sport. The purpose of Taekwondo contests is given not by the intent of destroying one`s opponent, but by the moments in which one has to endure and be able to display mental and physical force and a good inner balancing in difficult situations.
Material  and Method. The study was done on a number of 216 games, from which 124 in masculine and 92 in feminine. In this research we used the observation method, which was based on analyzing the video materials. The data processing was done using the informatics technique: the percentage.
Results. The study showed that the average time needed for the recovery after accidents is higher for males (33%) than for females (21%), and the weight categories with the highest risk for injury are: 68kg,-80kg,-87kg..
Conclusion. From the point of view of discovering the categories with a higher risk of injury, the most exposed for males the most exposed are: -68kg, -80kg, and -87kg and for females -53kg, 57kg, 67kg and 73kg
Key words:

Taekwondo, injury, recovery

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Findings regarding the injury recovery in Taekwondo during  Kyorug

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