In Taekwon-first, all the strikes are done by air, then down the legs. Sparring athletes up to 10 years in Russia banned. The boys gradually come to fight. In 6-8 years they already have experience of strikes by air and paws, they know how to do it, how to take a hit. Therefore, injuries are minimal, but of course they are. At competitions, I seen fractures. The most traumatic discipline – is the force of impact, many underestimate these boards.
On my eyes on the championship of Russia the young man beat a straight punch to the board and his front knuckles just flew forward But compared to other sports such as rugby, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, football, injury is less. Therefore, many parents choose for their children to Taekwon-Do. They are initially unaware that their child is not will be a great athlete, but they do not want this. They say: let our son (or daughter) is engaged in Taekwon-do and for the benefit of himself spends time. Learn the basics of self-defense, will rise to well developed physically. And why should he, such as football, because there so many injuries! Even when playing with friends, not to mention the professional level. Recently, in a battle for the ball got in the leg still hurts – What struck you in the culture of Taekwon-do, because it is very an ancient form of martial arts. – First – a discipline. For example, if missed – do 20 pushups, and become at the end of the group, then you're not in a hurry.