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Why Do Taekwondo Athletes Bounce?

We have all seen it… especially back in the old days… minutes and minutes of bouncing in a Taekwondo match!

One of the most common questions I ever get asked by people who don’t do Taekwondo is ‘Why are they just standing there bouncing around doing nothing? Why don’t they kick each other?’ To people who do Taekwondo this seems like a tedious question just like ‘Why don’t they put their hands up?’ but being honest how many people out there in the Taekwondo world know why we bounce… or what for?
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