Tkd question

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by SoTkd, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. SoTkd

    SoTkd New Member

    Why do Tkd athletes raise their arm every time they land a punch ?
  2. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Because they are overcome with emotion and excitement at the fact they remembered how to actually do one
  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Or it could be to make sure the ref noticed....ironically for very similar reasons
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Same reason a football player celebrates when he scores a goal. "Yay."
  5. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Assuming you are talking Olympic style sparring, punches to the face are illegal.

    Punches to the body are much more difficult for all judges to see and hence score, so they may raise a hand and shout to try and signal the point.

  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    When I hit my opponents, normally they drop in pain and agony and that's how people know I've won a point
  7. Prizewriter

    Prizewriter Moved on

    TBF, they do it in other sports too (Fencing springs to mind).
  8. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Yeah, but TKD is so deadly, people have to wear helmets and body armour. :D
  9. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Brilliant!! :D :D :D
  10. SyDiko

    SyDiko New Member

    Lol, funny responses.

    Its a trick used to help 'sell' the punch, even if it didn't fully connect with the Hogu.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
  11. kicktshirts

    kicktshirts New Member

    Yup, what SyDiko said. Also, you occasionally see the one who has been hit raising their arm in celebration, which gets really confusing for the judges. You only have to delay a judge for 1 second and then their button pressing isn't counted, which might affect the score.

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