About the Journal

The International Martial Arts Journal focuses on dynamic academic activities by contributing to providing the right directions for martial arts academics through introducing the recent trends in martial arts and facilitate communication between the scholars. Various academic attempts are being made to examine the principles and actuality of martial arts and the expansion of knowledge and sociocultural applicability are being studied as well.
Also, it intends to expand the academic exchanges in Asia and Northeast Asia and establish international society of academic networks.
And the topics, status, and trends in martial arts studies are shared and academic development of martial arts and sports is taking place from diverse perspectives. It serves to lead the popularization and internalization of martial arts.
In order to achieve the direction and mission of International Martial Arts Journal, following objectives are set to conduct various studies.
First, we contribute to development of martial arts studies by expanding and cultivating professional academic activities through international academic exchanges. Also, we will expand the focus on recent research trends while greatly contributing to academic advancement of martial arts in East Asia.
Second, for development of martial arts, we correspond to the periodic environment and lead the creation of agendas concerning martial arts policies.
Third, we not only observe, explain and forecast scientific aspects regarding martial arts but also conduct theoretical and practical studies on martial arts.
Fourth, we analyze diverse risk factors when practicing martial arts and propose systems and countermeasures to ensure safety.
Fifth, we share and distribute the results of martial arts studies in Asia as well as other areas of the world.

Academic Area & Scope

Area 1 Multidisciplinary Science
Area 2 Sport Science
Area 3 HEALTH CARE SCIENCE & SERVICES

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  • Purpose: Quantitative grounds for the difficulty distinction and clear evaluation criteria of Taekwondo free style Poomsae spin kick are required. The purpose of this research is to conduct a kinematic analysis of 540°Dwihuryochagi(540D), 720°Dollyochagi(720D) and 900°Dwihuryochagi(900D) and provide a quantitative basis for spin kick difficulty classification. Method: 13 athletes(age: 20.6±0.7 years, height: 171.3±4.2 cm, weight: 65.4±6.2 kg, experience: 8.3±4.5 years) were selected for this study. The analysis variables were the interval-specific time required for the spin kick, the displacement and velocity of the center of mass(COM), and the rotation angle and rotation angular velocity of the trunk. Results: First, as the rotation angle increased, the time to kick(E2-E4) increased and the height of kick-off(E4) COM decreased(p<.05). Second, it has been shown that the time to land(E4-E5) is shortened(p<.05). The 900D was followed by kick after the landing was completed. Third, for the rotational angular velocity of the torso, rapid angular velocity was shown in the order of 900D > 720D > 540D in the air rotation interval(Phase 2-5). Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the difficulty of 900D should be allocated higher than that of 540D and 720D. In addition, Video Assistant Referee(VAR) techniques need to be applied to evaluate the success of 900D.
    Keyword:Free Style Poomsae, Spin Kick Difficulty, 540° Dwihuryochagi, 720° Dollyochagi, 900° Dwihuryochagi
  • Purpose: This study was analyzed by conducting a survey of 170 leaders working at taekwondo gyms in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province to find out the impact of the Taekwondo master's job satisfaction on the revitalization of the Taekwondo gym. Method: Descriptive Statistics, Frequencies, t-test, One-way ANOVA, and Multiple regression Analysis was used on the data collected through the surverys by using the SPSS 22.0 to determine the effect between factors. The significance level for all statistics was set to 0.05. Results: First, the sub-variant analysis of the job satisfaction for Taekwondo masters, showed no statistically significant difference in gender. In addition, there were statistically significant differences in all factors depending on their educational background. Also, the guidance experience showed statistically significant differences in the factors relating to the task itself. Second, the sub-variant analysis of the Taekwondo master's gym activation (personal performance) showed no statistically significant difference in gender, but statistically significant differences showed in all factors depending on educational background. In addition, there have been statistically significant differences in the factors of individual performance over the course of the guidance career. Third, an analysis of the impact of job satisfaction of Taekwondo masters on the revitalization of Taekwondo gyms (management performance) showed that all factors in job satisfaction have a statistically significant impact on individual performance and painting performance related to the revitalization of Taekwondo gyms. Conclusion: The study found that the job satisfaction of Taekwondo masters has a positive impact on the revitalization of taekwondo gyms (management performance). We hope that the results of this study will be provided as basic data for how to revitalize the Taekwondo gym, and we hope that it will help revitalize the Taekwondo gym.
    Keyword:Taekwondo Master’s, Job Satisfaction, Activation of Taekwondo Gym, Taekwondo, Management Performance
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance factors of Poomsae High School Team, which is destroying Poomsae specialized gym's stronghold by comparing the training place, training time, training method, various support, and leader's career and to find out the reason how they broke the stronghold of specialized gyms who have dominated the competition for a long time and performing well to provide guidance for Poomsae leaders. Method: In order to achieve the purpose of this study, 5 Taekwondo Poomsae specialized gyms and 2 professional school teams were conducted, and data were collected through literature surveys and in-depth interviews on-site visits. Based on this, a comparative analysis of the performance factors of the Taekwondo Poomsae specialized gym and the high school team resulted in the following conclusions. Results: Overall, differences in scholarships, food expenses, support and training time and leaders' training concentration were shown. However, both groups focused on personality and sincere training when it came to guidance philosophy, and for the gyms, supply and demand of athletes and counseling with parents, and for high school temas, maintaining relationships with school teachers, and managing athletes in the camp were found to be difficulties. Conclusion: The reason why Poomsae specialized gym's performance factor is significantly lower than that of the professional high school team is that the number of camp and field training depends on the parents' economic factors, and because the performance is proportional to the training volume, the school team's training is relatively higher than the professional gym, which is analyzed as a factor that can produce good results.
    Keyword:Taekwondo, Poomsae, Athletic Performance, High School Team, Gymnastics
  • Purpose: The study was conducted to verify how sports confidence affects the continuation of exercise for high school student breaking athletes participating in the national-scale Taekwondo breaking competition. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, a questionnaire was conducted on 364 high school student breaking athletes who have participated in a national Taekwondo breaking contest and analyzed the collected data. Method: In the study, the data collected through the questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS 26.0 and a Frequency analysis was performed to find out the general characteristics of the study participants. Correlation analysis was conducted to determine the influence relationship between the variables of the measurement tool. In addition, Multiple regression analysis was conducted to analyze the effect of sports confidence on the continuation of exercise. All statistical significance levels were set to .05. Results: First, as a result of verifying the difference between sports confidence and exercise continuation according to the gender of high school breaking athletes who participated in the Taekwondo breaking contest, there were statistically significant differences in coach leadership of sports confidence, physical and mental preparation factor, and exercise friend factor in exercise continuation. Second, as a result of verifying the difference between sports confidence and exercise continuation according to grades of high school breaking athletes participating in the Taekwondo breaking contest, statistically significant differences were found in the factors of exercise interest in exercise continuation. On the contrary, there was no statistically significant difference in all factors of sports confidence. Third, as a result of verifying the difference between sports confidence and exercise persistence according to the winning experience of high school breaking athletes participating in the Taekwondo breaking contest, there were no statistically significant differences in all factors of sports confidence and exercise persistence. Conclusion: as a result of the study, the recent increase in the sports confidence of Taekwondo-breaking players was identified and the conclusion that the sports confidence of high-school Taekwondo-breaking players could have an effect on the continuation of the exercise was drawn. Based on this, if Taekwondo practitioners of various age groups, from adults to adolescents and adolescents to youths, participate in the breaking contest and find a way to continue their Taekwondo training, it is thought that it could be a meaningful study not only for the Taekwondo demonstration field but also for the overall development of Taekwondo.
    Keyword:Taekwondo Demonstration, High School Student, Taekwondo Technical Breaking Athletes, Sports Confidence, Exercise Continuity
  • Purpose: In this study, 198 judo players from middle, high school, and university in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province were analyzed for differences in the importance of attack and defense techniques by gender, grade, athlete experience and selection of representative athletes. Method: Data processing in this study was conducted using the SPSS 23.0 Program to identify the general characteristics of the subjects and the Cronbach's α coefficient was calculated to verify the reliability of the questionnaire. T-test was conducted to identify differences in the importance of attack and defense techniques based on gender and standing experience, and One way ANOVA was conducted to identify differences in the importance of attack and defense techniques by grade and player experience. Results: As a result of this study, no statistical difference in the importance of attack and defense techniques was found by gender, grade, athlete experience, and selection experience of representative athletes. Although it was not statistically significant, the importance of attack and defense techniques by gender was high for male and female players with high hand and waist techniques. In terms of the importance of attack techniques by grade, the first and second graders in middle school showed high hand techniques, while the second and first graders in middle school showed high back techniques and foot techniques. In terms of defense techniques depending on the grade, the first and second graders in middle school showed high hand techniques, the second and first graders in middle school for waist techniques and the second graders in high school and middle school for foot techniques. In terms of the importance of attack techniques according to the player's experience, hand techniques, waist techniques, and foot techniques were all high under two years of player experience. In terms of the importance of defense techniques depending on the player's career, hand and waist techniques were higher than two years of player experience and foot techniques were higher than three years of player experience and five years of player experience. In terms of the importance of attack and defense techniques based on the winning experience, both attack and defense techniques showed that players who did not win prizes were higher than those who had won prizes. In terms of the importance of attack and defense techniques based on the experience of selecting representative players, both attack and defense techniques were higher than those with experience in selecting representative players. Conclusion: The results of this study are believed to be used as basic data for systematic training and player management to improve the performance of Judo athletes in middle and high schools and universities.
    Keyword:Judo Player, Judo Technique, Middle School, High School, University

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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Submission 2/10 5/10 8/10 11/10
Editorial Review 2/12 5/12 8/12 11/12
Peer Review 2/20 5/20 8/20 11/20
Review-Form Reflection Review 2/23 5/23 8/23 11/23
Accepted 2/25 5/25 8/25 11/25
Manuscript Editing Review 2/30 5/30 8/30 11/30
Open & Hybrid Review 3/15 6/15 9/15 11/15
Published 3/30 6/30 9/30 12/30

Organization

Adviser

Duksun Chang Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Kijin Kim Keimyung University, South Korea

President

Kwon Jang

Korea National Sport University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

Kwangkeun Choi Jeonju University, South Korea
Sunjanng Lee Keimyung University, South Korea
Jaehwan Jeoung Chosun University, South Korea

Chairperson

Jooyong Um General Affairs Kyunghee University, South Korea
Keeung Yoo Intelligence Korea University, South Korea
Doohan KimManagement Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Sangho Lee Planning Donga University, South Korea
Minchang Kim International Korea National Sport University, South Korea

Research Chairperson

Youngnam Cha

Kosin University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Chief

Jusik Park

Keimyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Director

Jongsoo Kim

Keimyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Hochul Shin

Kyungmin University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Sihyun Ryu

Korea National Sport University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

Jinhwan Mok Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Hanbyul Kim Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Yongkuk Lee Donga University, South Korea
Goomyeung Kwon Deagu Haany University, South Korea
Hyunho Kim Kyonggi University, South Korea
Hansoo Park Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Youngae Shin Keimyung University, South Korea
Insoo Kim Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Xuefeng Bai Keimyung University, South Korea
loannis Tellidis Kyunghee University, South Korea
Nandintsetseg Sosorbaram Soongsil University, South Korea
John A. Johnson Keimyung University, South Korea
Tahka Benice Leinyuy Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Sheena Gritens University of Missouri, USA
Jenny Town US-Korea Institute at SAIS, USA
Youngyol Y. Schanz Slippery Rock University, USA
Sadhika Soor Florida International University, USA
Chen Jim National Defense University, USA
Greggory J. Favre University of Maryland, USA
LaPrade Jennifer University of Texas, USA
Chunsu Yuan The University of Chicago, USA
Wendy Dressler Florida International University, USA
Madhuri Sharma Florida International University, USA
Mohammed Ayedh Alqahtani Florida International University, USA
Byongook Moon University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Raymond D. Partin Florida International University, USA
Chengjian Lee Peking University, China
Yongai Zhang Xi’an Medical University, China
Haoqiu Jiang Peking University, China
Artemyeva Marina University of International Business and Economics, China
Linlin Wnag Shanghai University, China
Inhye An Renmin University of China, China
Monthinee Teeramungcalanon Peking University, China
Naruth Teeramungcalanon University of International Business and Economics, China
Tamunang Tamutana Timothy Zhengzhou Normal University, China
Shouping Li Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Zheng Jin Zhengzhou Normal University, China
Supachai Teeramungcalanon University of International Business and Economics, China
Zhongxuan Jin Shenyang Sport University, China
Dong Liang International Health Qigong Association, China
Shunzhe Piao Shenyang Sport University, China
Xi Haixu Jiangsu University of Technology, China
Xuemei Zhao Shanghai University of Sport, China
Katsuk Yabiku Ryukyus University, Japan
Naok Hirata Okinawa Recovery Center, Japan
Mariko Nakamura Chuo University, Japan
Jaeyong Woo Nagano University, Japan
Minfen Liu China International Hyperthermia Association, Taiwan
Weisheng Chiu The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong
Hojin Chung Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alistair Harkness Federation University Australia, Australia
George Van Doorn Federation University Australia, Australia
Jacqueline Z. Wilson Federation University Australia, Australia
Mark Button University of Portsmouth, UK
Bonggyu Chae London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Graham Brooks University of Wolverhampton, UK
Kathryn Haynes University of Hull, UK
Bankole Cole Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Helen Johnston University of Hull, UK
Chuluunbat Sharkhuu Law Enforcement University, Mongolia
Laura Stoelers University of Malaga, Spain
Hyunwoo Kim Osnabrück University, Germany
Julianne Oh Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
Jaegeun Kim University of Alberta, Canada
Jinhyeob Kwak University of Alberta, Canada
Lira Yoon University of Alberta, Canada
Sandip Kumar Mishra Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Aswati Hamzah University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Melany Natividad Saint Louis University, Philippines
Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shakila Yacob University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jaebum Son Los Andes University, Columbia

History

2015 JUN. 30 International Society for Martial Arts Established by Dr. T. Kim
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 03 International Journal of Martial Arts (ISSN 2423-835X)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (378 Tenjinchou Kamimaruko Nakaharaku Kawasakishi Kangawhken Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Google Scholar
2017 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. T. Kim
2019 MAR. 17 Journal Title Suggestion Scopus
APR. 23 EBSCO
APR. 30 I2OR
MAY. 07 ProQuest
Exribris
MAY. 15 INFOBASE INDEX
MAY. 31 SIS
JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. S. Jo
Journal Publication Change Address (2-20-7 Arakawa Arakawaku Tokyo Japan)
2020 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. J. Park
NOV. 02 KCI
2021 JUL. 01 Journal Publication Change Address (59, Cheongsu-ro 24-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea)