Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by SoTkd, Jan 12, 2016.
Why do Tkd athletes raise their arm every time they land a punch ?
Because they are overcome with emotion and excitement at the fact they remembered how to actually do one
Or it could be to make sure the ref noticed....ironically for very similar reasons
Same reason a football player celebrates when he scores a goal. "Yay."
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.
When I hit my opponents, normally they drop in pain and agony and that's how people know I've won a point
TBF, they do it in other sports too (Fencing springs to mind).
Yeah, but TKD is so deadly, people have to wear helmets and body armour.
Lol, funny responses.
Its a trick used to help 'sell' the punch, even if it didn't fully connect with the Hogu.
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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