About the Journal

  1. For research activities for intellectual development related to martial arts and culture and arts, we aim to serve as a medium to integrate the values of martial arts, and have a sense of duty to contribute greatly to the establishment of martial arts theory. It is an important point in time to present the direction of martial arts in the era of globalization and scientificization of martial arts in line with the trend of the times, while taking the lead in establishing and scientificizing martial arts in a more systematic way in globalization. Through the scientificization of the scope of original and effective themes.
  2. At the core, analyzes, and provides direction to martial arts issues that are being discussed internationally.
  3. Detail with martial art to sport, especially related to the coaching, policy, trend, value.

Aims & Scope

Area 2 SPORT

Latest Articles


  • Purpose: This study revealed the effect of taekwondo leaders' sympathy on athletic performance perceived as immersive. Corona 19 has increased anxiety due to abandonment of the university(exercise) due to the cancellation of the tournament. Attempts to provide materials. Method: Players(Kyoruki, Poomsae, demo) who participated in the tournament sponsored by the Korea Taekwondo Association(19th Korea Taekwondo Association President's Cup, 2022 National Taekwondo Champi-onship) for about one month from February to March 2022. A recruitment team was selected in, and a questionnaire was distributed, and a total of 278 copies were used for the final analysis. After explaining the purpose and purpose of this study to the players, questionnaires were distributed. As a data processing method, frequency analysis, exploratory factor analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, multiplex, and simple regression analysis were performed using SPSS 21.0, and the following conclusions were drawn based on the results. Results: First, it was found that the sympathy of taekwondo leaders had a significant effect on exercise immersion. Second, the sympathy of taekwondo leaders has been shown to have a significant effect on perceived competitiveness. Third, it was shown that exercise immersion has a significant effect on perceived competitiveness. Conclusion: First, since this study was conducted with players participating in the tournament from February to March 2022, it is somewhat difficult to generalize. Second, since this study was conducted with athletes participating in the official competition hosted by the Korea Taekwondo Association, it is somewhat difficult to generalize to the public confidence of all leaders. Therefore, in follow-up studies, it is judged that more diverse results will be obtained if a long period of time is selected and the study is conducted.
    Keyword:Mutual Credibility, Exercise Immersion, Recognized Competitiveness, Taekwondo, Leaders
  • Purpose: While electrolytes and immunity are highlighted as important in terms of the relationship between health and physical activity, immunoglobulin plays such a decisive role in the immune function that defends the human body, and it occurs in multiple tissues, such as the skin, lungs, blood, muscle, etc., affecting an increased risk of infection, including sleep deprivation, mental stress, malnutrition, and weight loss. Hence, this study was conducted to examine the effect of short-term weight loss on body composition and blood electrolyte and immunoglobulin concentrations among non-excellent and excellent Judo athletes. Method: The subjects of this study were 14 male athletes who were currently active as Judo athletes at university and had over 5 years of athlete experience and weight loss experience. For the statistical processing of this study, the mean and standard deviation for each item were calculated using the SPSS 12.0 statistical program, and the Two-way repeated ANOVA was performed according to group(non-excellent athlete and excellent athlete) and time (before the weight loss, 6 days after the weight loss, immediately after the competition, 30 minutes recovery period), and in the case of an interaction effect, the post-test was conducted by contrast test for each period and paired t-test for each period. Results: The changes in body weight(A), total weight without fat(B), and body fat percentage(C) are demon-strated before and after the weight loss(6 days), immediately after the competition, and 30 minutes in the recovery period(A). In terms of the change of body weight over time by group(A), both groups significantly decreased(p<.001) at the weight loss(6 days after) compared to before the weight loss. The changes in Ca(A), Na(B), K(C) and Mg(D) before and after the weight loss(6 days after), immediately after the competition, and 30 minutes of recovery are demonstrated. Comparing the change(A) of Ca between groups by group, both groups significantly decreased during the reduction period compared to before the weight loss(p<.001). The changes in IgA (A), changes in IgG(B), changes in IgM(C) and changes in IgD(D) are demonstrated before and after the weight loss(6 days), immediately after the competition, and after 30 minutes of recovery. Comparing the change in IgA between the periods by group, there was a significant increase in the excessive weight loss(after 6 days) in the excellent athlete group compared to before the weight loss(p<.001). Conclusion: Weight loss is considered to have a negative impact on performance improvement and affect the prematch condition and performance. Based on the results of this study, the scientific weight loss methods and appropriate short- and long-term weight loss will serve as the important basic data for further research to improve the athletic performance among the athletes of weight class.
    Keyword:Judo Athlete, Weight Loss, Body Composition, Blood Electrolyte, Immunoglobulin
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between social support, career adaptability, psychological capital, and career preparation behavior of the majored in Judo kata in 2021.To achieve the purpose of this study, the following detailed goals were set. Method: This study collected data from students who completed Judo kata class among students majoring in Judo kata in 2021 to investigate the relationship between Judo kata major's social support, career adaptability, psychological capital and career preparation behavior The data were collected by the researcher in the class of judo kata major after the guidance professor of the university Judo kata explained the purpose and purpose of the study in advance and received permission to collect the data. The data used in the actual analysis was 480 copies in a row, or the contents of the questionnaire were partially omitted. 78 questionnaires were excluded. Results: Therefore, universities need to introduce and implement various career preparation programs to in-crease students' psychological capital and actively implement information collection for their careers to achieve their goals. If they can invest time in consultation rather than interest or support for students, or provide financial support, they will be able to prepare for proper career. Conclusion: In relation to social support and career, environmental factors and educational considerations should be followed up on other departments, and social support, career adaptability, psychological capital, and career preparation behavior according to martial arts or physical education departments should be conducted more reliable research.
    Keyword:Judo Kata, Social Support, Career Adaptation, Psychological Capital, Career Preparation Behavior
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine and analyze the cultural base of the Three Taegeuk in depth in Subak, karate(dangsu), Goryeo, Joseon, and Ryukyuguk, and to present the identity of the historical and cultural aspects of Taekwondo. Method: The method of this study was to examine and analyze the cultural base of Taekwondo of Subak and karate in depth, to present the identity of Taekwondo in the historical and cultural aspects, and to present the traditionality and legitimacy of Taekwondo in the national flag. Results: The re-establishment of Taekwondo is essential due to the theory of origin of Okinawa, but most Taekwondo people lack the recognition of historicality. Okinawa had close interaction with us in the Joseon Dynasty. This means that there are some reliably authentic documents and relics that are related to Subaks and party Subaks, that is, there should be an in-depth analysis on the historical recognition of the origin theory of Taekwondo in Okinawa. This can be a medium to open historical horizons to Taekwondo people. Conclusion: The re-establishment of Taekwondo is essential due to the origin of Taekwondo in Okinawa, but most Taekwondo people are very lacking in historical awareness. Okinawa had close exchanges with us during the Joseon Dynasty, and when we saw it, there were credible ancient documents and artifacts that were related to Subaks and party trees. If Taekwondo academics do not present this, and go to this state, it may bring about a crisis of identity for the national Taekwondo physical education culture. Therefore, there should be a clear argument and a clear argument about Taekwondo history of Taekwondo history. Furthermore, we can present the right historical values and instill the right Taekwondo history education to our descendants.
    Keyword:Taekwondo, Okinawa, Circular, Body Culture, Karate
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the appropriate qualities of the Taekwondo Demonstration Team leader, identify the effect of the leader's leadership style on the leader's image and trust, and provide the basic data for the research promoting the development of the Taekwondo Demonstration Team. Method: As for the subjects of this study, 7 universities that operate the Taekwondo Demonstration Team were selected, 217 copies were collected by using the convenience sampling method from university students who are participating in the Demonstration Team. In response, 210 copies of data were analyzed except for 7, which had low reliability. Two hundred and ten copies of the collected data were analyzed by using SPSS 23.0. Frequency analysis was performed to examine and understand the general characteristics of the participants, and the ex-ploratory factor analysis and factor-specific reliability(Cronbach's alpha) were calculated to verify the validity and reliability of the measurement tool. Results: A total of 29 questions were used, and the response form of the questionnaire was measured on a Likert 5-point scale. As illustrated in
    Keyword:Leadership, Taekwondo, Leader’s Image, Trust, Taekwondo Demonstration

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Submission 4/30 10/30
Editorial Review 5/5 11/5
Double Blind Peer Review 5/10 11/10
Review-Form Reflection Review 5/15 11/15
Accepted 5/20 11/20
Manuscript Editing Review 5/25 11/25
Scientific Proofreading 6/5 12/5
Open & Hybrid Review 6/10 12/10
Published 6/30 12/30

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Head of Editorial Organization / President

Ilhoon Song

Yongin University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Manager of Editorial Operater (MEO)

Sihyun Ryu

Korea National Sport University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editorial Review Boards / Vice President

Yanghee Jung Keimyung College University, KOR
Youngnam Cha Kosin University, KOR
Bongjun Choi Kyungwoon University , KOR
Jeongki Lee Kosin University, KOR
Hongfu Tang Sangmyung University, KOR
Sile Wang Anqing Normal University, China
Shunzhe Piao Shenyang Sport University, China

Editor in Chief

Boseob Heo

Kosin University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Executive Editors

Gyuho Lee

Keimyung University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Hochul Shin

Kyungmin University, KOR
[Curriculum Vitae]

Associate Editor Boards

Jaeho Kim Kyungwoon University, KOR
Minchang Kim Korea National Sport University, KOR
Dongyoung Park Baekseok University, KOR
Younghun Kim Kyungwoon University , KOR
Youngae Shin Keimyung University, KOR
Zhongxuan Jin Shenyang Sport University, China

Editorial Advisory Boards / Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Seongkon Choi General Affairs Keimyung University, KOR
Jaehwan Jeoung Intelligence Chosun University, KOR
Byeongchan Kim Management Kyungwoon University , KOR
Sukkyung Lee Planning Jeonju University, KOR
Hyoungkeun Oh International Woosuk University, KOR
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JUN. 23 National Tax Service of Republic of Korea (493-92-00207)
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 03 International Journal of Martial Arts (ISSN 2423-835X)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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