Thursday, November 22, 2012

Taekwondo as a Para-Sport?

With numerous other contact sports being promoted in the Paralympics (such as Judo), some athletes are promoting Taekwondo as a sport for the handicapped, and the WTF is eying a new potential audience.

Will Taekwondo ever become a sport for the handicapped? Forms and breaking has been considered, but the handicapped engaging in full-contact sparring has raised some concerns as to participant safety.

Currently, all signs point towards Taekwondo not becoming a Paralympic sport, but time will tell.