Aggressive behavior as a function of Taekwondo ranking

Percept Mot Skills. 1991 Feb;72(1):179-82. doi: 10.2466/pms.1991.72.1.179.


This study examined the effect taekwondo training has on the level of aggression of children between the ages of 6 and 11 yr. 68 students (boys and girls) were tested using a behavior checklist designed to measure children's aggression. Analysis indicated a significant inverse relationship between the children's taekwondo rank and their aggression.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Aggression / psychology*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Individuality
  • Martial Arts*