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

39 Replies to “The Rules of Taekwondo (new 2017 Rules) – EXPLAINED”

  1. Ninh explains the Rules of Takewondo. These are the new 2017 rules as outlined by World Taekwondo. No more Kyong-Go warnings, changes to the scoring – and overall changes to the rules to make the sport more attack minded and less emphasis on using the rules to defend yourself. Hope this helps?

  2. Long time ago at my old taekwondo we did sparring in this big place and I was so weak and I could barely punch hard. But if I enter the sparring contest now I think I could badly injure someone.

  3. Tomorrow i have a taekwondo tournament, this is my first time joining a tournament thx for the video

  4. The title should be changed to WT TaekwonDo or Olympic TKD. People need to start learning there's a difference between the real TKD and the Olympic Sport TKD.

  5. i dont understand why the competitor seem extremely happy and jump around, i always liked the Taekwondo as few of my friends had a blackbelt but i thought people would take combat sport more seriously, I Guess since they see it as a sport game rather than actual combat training… maybe i am wrong

  6. A martial art where it's illegal to punch the face….
    Admittedly, lots of weak rules, but that takes the cake.

  7. It's actually a pretty boring sport than you might think. The higher the level of the players get, they won't try to do any head kicks or spinning kicks (also called in Korean, Dorreochagi), because it's just too much of a risk than simply raising you leg and trying to hit the torso. Koreans love putting this on television during the olympics and no other chance but to watch this fucking sport and every time I do watch, it's always like that. Just two players chickening off the whole time then hugging like they're some kind of homosexuals when they do get close enough to kick

  8. Can you get a gam jeom if you suicide kick your opponent
    Like you deliver a 45 kick and a roundhouse for support then yo fell cuz lost balance
    Well get you gam jeom?

  9. Steven Lopez started all that lead leg push kick blocking and all the lemmings started to steal that tactic, good thing it's not allowed because it's a bullshit move and makes the fighter look like a goof

  10. I know in the beggining you said its not meant for itf but i might switch to wtf soon and was wondering how hard you can punch to the body and the head (not the face) and how come they dont allow flinching? ie lifting and front leg and stomping back on the ground, ive found this effective during competition sparring as you could follow up if they react

  11. Do you get a penalty for falling in general or also for kicking and then falling (even though the kick scored you a point)?

  12. 0:06 Lies its a Defense sport. I have been trainning in teakwando a long time 2 years in fakt. And in all teakwando books it says: Defense not attack. And i do not mean the move. But i still love the video 🙂

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