I know that Judo is a collage sport but is Tae Kwon Do one as well?
Taekwondo is a martial art with a sport element within it. The WTF is a sports body-the international federation for Taekwondo. Individuals are not members of the WTF-national governing bodies for sport Taekwondo (i.e. USA Taekwondo, Korea Taekwondo Association) are members.celtic bhoy said:TKD, ITF and WTF are both sports.....period.
Good luck! Years ago, I inquired of the Michigan High School Athletic Association about getting Taekwondo as a recognized sport but it was not promising.XxTKDPenguinxX said:My hope is to one day bring TKD to a high school level. It may be in certain areas of the country now but, there are none anywhere around here within a 100 mile radius. It would be interesting to study the cirriculum of schools vs. dojangs.
I agree. It is easier to get accepted into private schools than in the public schools.MichiganTKD said:My theory for that is that Tae Kwon Do and other Oriental martial arts are simply not considered part of American culture enough to merit inclusion in most schools' curriculum. They are just that: Oriental martial arts. In Korea, Tae Kwon Do is the national martial art and part of the culture. As a result, it is a part of the school curriculum. Everyone does it, though few reach the professional level.
Over here, the minority of students who might actually be interested in Tae Kwon Do have to attend private schools. Soccer is just now being accepted, after being secondary to baseball, footbal, and basketball for decades. Other than a few districts, you probably will not see Tae Kwon Do accepted in high schools at the same level as other sports for a long time.