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Serious Injuries in Karate and Taekwondo

By Willy Pieter, Ph.D. and Guido van Ryssegem, R.N.,

Serious Injuries in Karate and Taekwondo

Injuries are especially prevalent in contact sports such as full-contact taekwondo (WTF system) or full-contact karate. The purpose of this article is to review the literature on fractures and cerebral concussions in adult karate and taekwondo practitioners, and to question ways to prevent such injuries, including the use of protective gear.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 7 No. 1 (1998): 18 pages.