Background: Brazilian Sport hás been gaining space in media and in society in general. Thinking of nowadays, it is necessary to emphasize in days ahead. Tae kwon do requires high
levels of physical and psychological capacities. In sports anxiety is regarded the psychological feature most affects sport performance. For this reason this study aims to verify the effectiveness of
mental training, verifying cognitive anxiety level, somatic anxiety and self-confidence deegre
Methods: . This research assessed the effectiveness of psychological training system precompetitive anxiety. It was a precompetitive method mental training. Data was analyzed through
a precompetitive anxiety scale (CRUZ; VIANA,1993). Precompetitive mental training has been gaining influence in sports, because there are a lot of studies that relate its effectiveness.
Results: Precompetitive mental training has been gaining influence in sports, because there are a lot of studies that relate its effectiveness. It is known in performance athletes are
excessively pressured, impairing their performance. Therefore it is important to work with a precompetitive mental training, and not just to work physical, technical and tactical features
Conclusions: . We concluded precompetitive mental training helps in regulating somatic anxiety, cognitive anxiety and self-confidence.