Developing a Competition Strategy
Before developing a competition strategy, each competitor must consider the following elements essential to taekwondo competition:
1) Technical structure and variations according to the competition rules. Every competitor must be able to win within the established framework of the competition rules. He must create unique offensive combinations designed to score points while avoiding penalties.
2) Economical use of energy over the duration of the match. A fighter must plan his strategy over the course of the full nine minutes of the match. He must clearly decide when it is appropriate to conserve energy and when it is necessary to press the opponent.
3) Judicial application of feinting skills. Feinting should be used wisely and sparingly, so as not to be detected by the opponent.
Once the competitor has a general plan, the following process is necessary for the accurate formulation (psychological) and execution (physical) of an individual strategy:Read More