Background: A risk factor for hypertension is genetic. Genetics can raise the blood pressure of the individual 15-60%. Exercise is indicated as treatment, control and prevention,
especially by the hypotensive effect it provides these individuals. However, there is need for studies that verify which methods provide this hypotensive effect. The objective of this study was to
evaluate the behavior of blood pressure after a single session in Taekwondo adult children of hypertensive.
Methods: The sample consisted of 14 individuals, they 10 females and 4 males, mean age 22.6 ± 3. The individuals were not hypertensive but all were children of hypertensive. The
volunteers underwent two sessions, a 60-minute Taekwondo, where was the PA and HR measured before and after the session, and another control where the volunteers did not exercise and were measured the
same variables. Following the guidelines of the VI DBH (2010) we use the semi-automatic device (Microlife-BP3BT0-A) to measure the PA, and to assess the FC use the frequency meter (Polar), data were
analyzed using ANOVA two-way with measures repeated and post hoc Newman-Keuls.
Results: The results showed no significant difference when compared sessions (Taekwondo and Control), and compared the times (pre and post), but showed that the method is safe for
this group evaluated. PAS had a significant reduction in only 15 minutes, but the other minutes had no significant difference even when compared times, or with the sessions. The PAD had a significant
reduction to the 20 minutes in the pre moment, but the other minutes had no significant difference even when compared times, or with the sessions.
Conclusions: We conclude that a Taekwondo exercise session did not provide hypotensive effect for the children of hypertensive patients, probably by the same present a PA classified
as good. However, the method proved to be safe for this population and although there is need for further study, it is believed that it may be safe also for hypertensive patients, however, the further
studies to verify is required if the mode is safe for hypertensive patients and it provides hypotensive effect for these individuals.