The 4th International Symposium for Taekwondo Studies

The Symposium will be held on July 16-17 in Puebla, Mexico, on the occasion of the 21th (14th Women `s) World Taekwondo Championships, organized by the WTF and IATR.

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The_4th_International_Symposium_for_Taekwondo_StudiesThe 4th International Symposium for Taekwondo Studies will be organized by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the International Association of Taekwondo Research (IATR) which is headed by Dr. Jongkook Song, Dr. Hyon Park and Dr. Peter Ha, among others.

April 15 will be the deadline for the Abstract Submission which should include studies related Sports Science related to Taekwondo (TKD) such as Sports Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Philosophy/Pedagogy of TKD, Sports Sociology/Sports Psychology, and Sports Marketing.

The organizing committee of this important event stressed that these meetings are very important for those who present their work as well as to those who attend and listen to the intellectually nourishing presentations.

For those who want to present their study take note that the paper must comply with certain requirements such as containing 300 words. On the first page of the abstract, authors should include only the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of the research. It should emphasize any new and important aspects of the study. Below the abstract, authors should provide (and identify as such) 3 to 6 key words. On the second page of the abstract, authors should include any tables, figures, or other graphics used in the final paper.

Abstracts should follow these guidelines: printed on an A4 sheet of 30 lines and 60 characters per line with 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced text, and margins of 25 mm at the sides and at the top and bottom. Use double spacing throughout the abstract for all text, tables, and legends.

Authors are required to present their completed papers by July 15, 2013 in order to participate in the symposium. As mentioned previously, all abstracts and their related papers will be considered for future publication in the forthcoming IATR journal.

Papers should be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Jongkook Song at jksong@khu.ac.kr.


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Symposium Schedule






July 16


09:00 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:30


Opening Ceremony

10:30 – 12:00


■Keynote Speech

12:00 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:30


■Academic Session I

(TKD Philosophy & Psychology)

■Academic Sessions III

(TKD Physiology & Biochemistry)

15:30 – 16:00


Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00


■Poster Session

18:00 – 20:00



July 17


9:00 – 10:00


Round Table

10:00 – 12:30


■Academic Session II

(TKD Sociology & Marketing)

■Academic Session IV

(TKD Rehabilitation & Biomechanics)

12:30 – 13:00


Lunch (Sandwich)



Claudio Aranda, masTaekwondo Team




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