Center for Olympic training "Nur-Sultan": Taekwondo


What is Taekwondo?

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Taekwondo (taekwondo) is a Korean martial art with more than 2 thousand years of development history. The word taekwondo in translation consists of three roots: leg (tae), hand (kwon) and path (do). It has two components: the first is "taekwon", the use of arms and legs for self-defense, and the second is "Do" life path, including the formation of a personality with moral and ethical education and intensive mental training for the development of higher consciousness by comprehending the culture and philosophy of Taekwon-Do ...

For the world development of Taekwon-Do (taekwondo), the founder of this sport, General Choi Hong Hee, convened a founding conference on March 22, 1966, where it was decided to name the new legal entity the International Taekwon-Do Federation. He was included in the program of the Olympic Games at the Games in Sydney in 2000.

Despite the fact that taekwondo, in comparison with many other sports, is a fairly young martial art, has gained immense popularity throughout the world, and today the number of people involved in it is about 40 million people.

The taekwondo program includes 4 disciplines - these are competitions in:

  • sparring (masogi), by
  • formal complexes (tul),
  • breaking boards (virek-3 different blows for women and 5 different blows for men),
  • special technique Taekwon-Do (t-ki - breaking boards with a long and high jump - 3 different jumps for women and 5 different jumps for men).
In addition to competitive disciplines, the training program also includes self-defense techniques (khosinsul).

In Taekwon-Do there is a unique system for issuing belts: 10 categories of "gyps" of colored belts and 9 degrees (dans) of black ones.

Taekwondo fighters compete in three rounds of three minutes with a break of one minute, for children under 14 years old - three rounds of two minutes with a break of thirty seconds (it is possible to reduce to 2 rounds). Athletes who have been trained in sparring technique for at least three months, who are divided by age, weight category, and also by gender, can participate in single combat.

This sport was officially registered in our country in 1991 and in that year in Kazakhstan, which began its independent path of independence, the Taekwondo Federation (WTF) appeared.

His own Olympic medalist - Arman Chilmanov (in the category over 80 kilograms) appeared in 2008, he won the fight against the Cuban Angel Matos and brought the bronze Olympic medal. Today, the country's athletes at the world championships, Asia and other international competitions adequately represent their homeland, winning high awards.

In all regions of Kazakhstan, this sport is widespread, and the number of people involved in this popular sport reaches more than 12 thousand people.

In turn, children's taekwondo is undoubtedly useful for the development and growth of children in this sport, for boys it is the development of endurance and coordination, for girls it is flexibility and plasticity. The most important thing for all children is the ability to protect themselves.

About young athletes of the Taekwondo branch of the Nur-Sultan Olympic Training Center

In the Taekwondo department of the Nur-Sultan Olympic Training Center, young athletes train in 2 age categories:

  1. Cadets 12-14 years old (boys and girls);
  2. Juniors 15-17 years old (boys and girls).

Athletes aged 12-14 are trained by senior coaches M. Suranov and E. Sultanov. The team of cadets consists of 25 people who are champions and prize-winners of the RK Championships. In a short time, our cadets have shown the best results in major international arenas.

World Championships Awards:

2013 Baku, Azerbaijan:
Urazbayev Nartai - 2nd place.
2015 Cheju, South Korea:
Sihimov Dulat - 3rd place;
Baltabaev Elaman - 3rd place;
Nurgazykyzy Amina - 3rd place.
2017 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt:
Bakytzhan Abilhasan - 1st place;
Bakisheva Rita - 3rd place.

2019 Tashkent Uzbekistan:
Adilbekkyzy Aisha - 2nd place;
Abubakir Asel - 3rd place;
Sundetbay Aidana - 3rd place.


Athletes aged 15-17 are trained by senior coaches D. Rizaev and N. Mamaev. The team consists of 25 people who are champions and prize-winners of the Championships of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The results of the junior national team of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2015 in major international arenas.
2015 Taipei Taiwan PRC Asian Championship:
Birimbay Eldar - 2nd place;
Kaiyrzhanova Madina - 3rd place;
Kosmakhambet Bota - 3rd place.
2016 Burnaby Canada World Championship:
Muratkyzy Nuray - 3rd place.
2017 Atyrau Kazakhstan Asian Championship:
Urazbayev Nartai - 2nd place;
Sagidjanov Rabil - 3rd place;
Abdullaeva Aziza - 3rd place;
Usmanova Asel - 3rd place;
Zhaksybaeva Fatima - 3rd place;
Kabi Maksat - 3rd place;
Ermekbaev Alibek - 3rd place;
Khairulina Zhadyra - 3rd place.
2018 Buenos Aires Argentina III Youth Olympic Games:
Usmanova Asel - 5th place.
2019 Amman Jordan Asian Championship:
Gazez Nurbek - 3rd place;
Maripov Abdurakhman - 3rd place;
Turarova Nuriza - 3rd place;
Spabek Balnur - 3rd place.