The aim of the study was to identify the most common taekwondo hits and kicks used by players at the 23 rd Asiantaekwondochampionships, Vietnam 2018. Researcherattended the 2014 Asian games competitions and analyzed the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals for all weights classes for both males and female players. The number of matches analyzedwere (111) matches, 55 for male and 56 for females. A form was used to process and analyze the matches.
The results of the study showed that the turn kick attack with the rear leg at the abdominal level was the most common used kick, with the highest rate among male and female players, males(41.4%) and females (46.3%). Also the study results revealed that the percentage of the offensive kicks and strategies among males and females was very high compared with the defensive kicks and strategies. In this regard, the percentage of the offensive kicks among the males was (91%), whereas the rate of the defensive kicks reached (9%), and the rate of the offensive kicks among the females was (88%), whereas the rate of the defensive kicks reached (12%).
Screw turn attack at the abdominal level and the face level, the backside kick attack at the face level, backside kick attack at the face level have not been used in the matches by both males and females. It was concluded that the offensive kicks at the abdominal levelwas the most commonly used kick among the players, and that there was an increase in the rate of the face kicks after the regulationsamendments.
Keywords:Gender, Training, Coaching