The Rules of Taekwondo (new 2017 Rules) – EXPLAINED

The Rules of Taekwondo (new 2017 Rules) – EXPLAINED

Ninh explains, the Rules of Taekwondo
Taekwondo, sometimes referred to as ‘Olympic Taekwondo’, is a combat sport that is contested
between two fighters, in a ring that measures 8m in diameter. This video outlines the new 2017 rules as
set out by World Taekwondo, formerly the World Taekwondo Federation. If you are a practitioner of ITF or GTF Taekwondo,
this video does not apply. The contest starts by bowing to the referee
and bowing to your opponent. When the referee tells you to go, the fight
begins. The object of the game is to win a contest
by either points or by knockout. To score these points, you must hit your opponent
with force. Lightly tapping your opponent will not score. You must hit the coloured area of your opponents
padding, either on the head, or the chest protector, known as the Hogu. Any punch to the torso, scores 1 point. Any straight kick to the torso scores 2 points. Any spinning or turning kick to the torso,
scores 3 points. Any straight kick to the head scores 3 points. And, any spinning or turning kick to the head
scores a maximum 4 points. This is the highest scoring attack in Taekwondo. In Olympic Taekwondo, you are NOT allowed
to punch to the face, and you will be penalised for doing so. If your opponent cannot continue the fight,
either by injury, a referee stoppage, or by you knocking them unconscious – this is
a knockout and the referee will stop the contest and award you the win. The fight is contested in three rounds of
two minutes each, with a one minute break in between rounds. Whoever knocks their opponent out first, or
has the highest score at the end of time wins. That’s the bare basics of it all, but there’s
a few other things you’ll need to know before playing or watching Taekwondo. For example. Penalties. As of 2017, the only Penalty in Taekwondo
is a Gam-Jeom. If a fighter breaks one of the rules and is
issued a Gam-Jeom, this awards a point to your opponent. Things you cannot do. There’s lots of things you cannot do in
Taekwondo. All of these are now punishable with a Gam
Jeom penalty as of 2017. You cannot cross the boundary of the ring. You cannot fall to the ground. You cannot avoid or delay the fight. You cannot grab or push your opponent. You cannot lift the leg to block, hold your
leg in the air for longer than 3 seconds or kick below the waist. You cannot lift a leg and put it back down
without attacking. You cannot headbutt or knee your opponent. You cannot attack a fighter if they’re on
the floor, or if the referee pauses the fight. And as previously mentioned, you cannot punch
to the face. The referee will give this signal, to indicate
that the fighter has given up one point. Also any inappropriate behaviour to any official,
by the fighter or his coach, will also result in a Gam Jeom penalty. Golden Point Round
If scores are tied after three periods, an extra period of 1 minute will be played to
determine the winner. This is known as the Golden Point Round and
the first fighter to score a single point, wins. If scores are still tied after the Golden
Point Round, judges will decide on the winner based on superiority. You can also win the Golden Point Round if
your opponent picks up 2 Gam-Jeom penalties. Point Gap. If a fighter accrues a 20 point lead over
their opponent by the end of the second round, or at any time in the third round, the referee
will end the contest and automatically declare that fighter: the winner by point gap. Punitive Declaration. If a fighter intentionally refuses to comply
with the rules, or has amassed 10 Gam-Jeom penalties, the referee will end the contest
immediately and declare the opponent the winner. It’s rare, but it happens. If you have found this video at all helpful,
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in the meantime – enjoy Taekwondo. Ninh Ly – – @NinhLyUK


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