Limited data exist on the epidemiology of concussions in collegiate student athletes. This study uses the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) to describe the epidemiology of collegiate sports-related concussions (SRCs).

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OBJECTIVE:

To correlate training habits of Taekwondo (TKD) athletes to risk for injury.

BACKGROUND:

TKD is a Korean marital art that has been growing in popularity, with nearly 2 million individuals practicing the sport in the United States. Because of the combative nature of the sport, injuries are an inherent risk. However, data on proper training habits, types of injuries sustained during training, and recommendations for athletes to avoid injury are lacking. Frequently, studies of TKD evaluate athletes’ injuries during tournaments, but most do not evaluate athletes in training.