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Korea Taekwondo Association held competitions with health bars, like in fighting games


Korea Taekwondo Association held competitions, adding to participants the health bars, like in computer fighting games.

Masters started the battle with 100 health. When any hit was received, the health decreased, and the opponent received points. Participants had to reduce the opponent’s health to zero or stay with the greatest amount of health after time to win a duel.

Korea Taekwondo Association considered that such a method of conducting competitions would facilitate the viewer's perception of fights. According to Yonhap News, Association decided to make the changes due to the decline in popularity of the sport. The electronic sensors that record the hits made the fighters too cautious and the fights boring. Elements of the fighting game, according to Association, should make the competition more thrilling.