Is there men's AND women's judo and taekwondo? HOW COME they don't show these sports on TV in the Olympics?

And HOW COME they don't have Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or karate in the Olympics?

Update:

U mite be right about Judo, but A LOT of kids take Taekwondo in the USA...ALSO, A LOT of kids take SOME form of martial arts in the USA, PARTICULARLY karate, or SOME FORM of karate...THAT'S WHY I think they should have BOTH karate AND Mixed Martial Arts in the Olympics...and GET RID of Judo, as it's less popular...MMA is VERY popular, and for kids like my daughter, who takes Shaolin Kempo Karate, MMA is a better sport to compete in than just Karate and the kids in her school, or, like, her Sensei, might not be able to compete in Judo or Taekwondo, UNLESS he's studied that too...

Update 2:

I Hate Lazy People...Thanks for your Answer, it was VERY informative!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, there is men's and women's Judo and TKD. MMA is a new sport and has a long way to go before it is included in the Olympics. It is not even currently recognized as a sport by the IOC yet, so it cannot even be considered for conclusion yet. Karate is a recognized sport, but as of yet has not been included in the games.

    Just because Judo isn't popular in the US doesn't mean that it isn't popular overseas. Based on countries with Judo programs, it is the #2 sport in the world, second only to soccer.

    I have to wonder, why is it that people seem to feel that just because a sport isn't popular in the US that it should not be in the Olympics and that sports that are primarily popular in the US but not popular overseas (Baseball, Softball, MMA) should be included?

    MMA simply isn't popular outside of the Americas and Asia, so it will be a long time before MMA will be included. Besides, there are major obstacles for including MMA. Look at the differences that Olympic boxing has with Professional boxing. The same changes and probably more would have to be included for MMA to be viable as an Olympic sport.

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    3 years ago

    the international is crammed with double standards. no longer many could disagree that ladies might desire to be paid a similar salary as adult adult males for doing a similar job. it is basic feminism and that i won't be able to argue with it - honest's honest I say. yet in a marriage breakdown why do ladies get custody of the infants in maximum circumstances? adult adult males won't be able to nurture - oh I see. that's no longer sexist then. Why is there extra value-effective motor vehicle coverage for ladies? they have much less injuries - of direction, yet isn't that because of the fact there are extra adult adult males using further distances? No - properly it is, yet that's no longer sexist the two interestingly. Then is it very properly to teach a (caricature) female forcing herself onto a (caricature) guy - of course it is - comparable to no female could be dropped at job for slapping a guy in public - could you go over and say, "dangle on a minute woman, you're properly out of order"? There are circumstances the place ladies are not equivalent while they might desire to be and that would desire to have been taken care of out some time past, yet there has been a flow in the direction of cultural feminism interior the united kingdom which objectives to undermine male roles in society and that would never be a stable challenge.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There's men and women's judo and TKD in the Olympics. It's not on TV because those sports are not as popular in the US, plus, we're getting WHUPPED in Judo. Well, we did get one bronze.

    TKD is on the 20th. I hope we do better.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Judo and TKD Olympics are on tv. TKD is on Aug. 19-23. I think Judo is on right after it.

    Source(s): Martial arts training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu), Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan, Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Hapkido, Aikido, and Maharlika Kuntaw.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They do, just not in the US. If you don't mind listening to Korean, you can find the matches online pretty easily if you google it.

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