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Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Taekwondo is loosely translated as 'the way of the foot and fist' but some translate it as, 'the art of kicking and punching,' Taekwondo's popularity is a result of evolution of martial arts. It combines combat techniques, self-defence, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy. Modern Taekwondo tends to emphasize control and self-defence. The art in general emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg's greater reach and power (compared to the arm). Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.Taekwondo at the World Combat GamesThe competitions are held in accordance with the competition rules of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

Weight categories:
Men: Under 58kg, Under 68kg, Under 80kg, Over 80kg
Women: Under 49kg, Under 57kg, Under 67kg, Over 67kg

The competition uses a single elimination system without repechage. There are three rounds of 2 minutes each, with a 1 minute rest period between. In case of a tie score after the completion of the third round, a fourth round of 2 minutes is conducted as the sudden death overtime round, after a 1 minute rest period following the 3rd round.

World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)