Academic taekwondo in Saint Petersburg: training systems and progress trends

PhD, Associate Professor A.V. Pavlenko1
Dr.Hab., Associate Professor G.V. Rudenko2
PhD, Associate Professor Yu.I. Vinogradov2
1Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg
2St. Petersburg Mining University, St. Petersburg

The article analyzes the modern training systems and progress trends in the academic taekwondo WT sport in Saint Petersburg for the period of 2013-18; discusses the special requirements to the academic taekwondo WT competitions and training systems; overviews the academic taekwondo WT progress trends versus variations in the rules of competitions for the period; and offers the ways to encourage and promote taekwondo sport in the Saint Petersburg academic system. A special emphasis is made on the mental conditioning systems to facilitate the competitive adaptation in the Olympian taekwondo competitors.
The authors underline the external stressors of special effect on the mental fitness of the taekwondo WT competitors – that shall be duly addressed in the precompetitive trainings. The students prioritizing the health and recreation aspects of taekwondo practices shall give a special attention to the precompetitive mental conditioning toolkit – for the competitive success and motivations on the one hand and for the academic taekwondo competitiveness, popularity and progress on the other hand.

Keywords: taekwondo, students, progress trends, mental adaptation.

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