"When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school." Jet Li
The boxing competition evokes images of punches between different boxers and the sight of blood on the ring for the unfortunate few.Though the Olympic competition is not so gory, one can expect tough challenges to…
Fri Jun 22 2012History of judo at the Olympics:Judo first appeared at an Olympic at the Tokyo Games in 1964.Its origins can be traced to the Japanese martial art of jujitsu, which was used by…
How judo works at the Olympics:Judo players - or judoka - compete on a mat, or tatami, measuring 14m by 14m. However, matches take place in the centre of the tatami in an area usually…
June 21, 2012, AAPTaekwondo players compete on a court measuring 8m x 8m.Each match consists of three two-minute rounds, with a one-minute break in between.The objective is to score points by clear kicks to the…
History of taekwondo at the Olympics:The traditional Korean martial art of taekwondo made its Olympic debut in 2000 with triathlon at the Sydney summer Games.Not only did Australia host the first taekwondo tournament at an…
Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:42

JUDO: What judo teaches you

Posted on 20 June 2012 By Oon YeohTHERE are three areas that I'm knowledgeable enough to write about: Politics, technology and judo. I've written books on all three but I only write and tweet regularly…
By Sandra Johnson | Yahoo! Contributor 12 June 2012Olympic taekwondo is derived from the Korean martial arts form. As a result, some of the terminology and lingo used during taekwondo tournaments can be a bit…
Friday, 08 June 2012 06:19

Sport guide: Taekwondo

A demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992, taekwondo became a medal sport in 2000 and will be making its fourth full appearance at the Games.The aim is to accumulate points by landing kicks and punches…
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