Keeping Hydrated During Martial Arts Training

7 Tips on How To Stay Hydrated for Martial Arts Training

As an older person who has trained in the martial art of taekwondo multiple times per week, staying hydrated is a top priority for me. I need to replenish those fluids! Proper hydration is crucial no matter your age if you want to get the most out of your martial arts training and avoid fatigue, cramps or other issues. But …

Martial Arts Sparring

Is Sparring Necessary? How to Progress in Martial Arts Without It

Martial arts like Taekwondo offer immense benefits – from fitness to self-defense to discipline. But many prospective students get deterred by the prospect of sparring. Is it possible to gain proficiency without it? In this blog post, we’ll explore whether you can truly learn martial arts without sparring. First, we’ll look at the role of sparring and its benefits. Then …

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Taekwondo Competition Scoring: The Ultimate Guide

I’ve been practicing Taekwondo for a long time, and I’ve competed or seen tournaments at the local, state, national, and international levels. I’ve learned a lot about the rules of Taekwondo competition over the years, and I’m excited to share them with you in this article. I have tried to keep it basic, as I am assuming that most people …

Martial Arts and Mindfulness

Martial Arts and Mindfulness: How the Two are Connected

Martial arts and mindfulness may seem like two separate practices, but they share a deep connection. Both require focus, discipline, and a strong mind-body connection. In this post, I will explore the similarities between martial arts and mindfulness practices, and how they can be used together to enhance your personal growth and development. Focus and Concentration Focus and concentration are …

Gear for Taekwondo classes

What’s the Best Age for Kids to Start Taekwondo?

The best age for kids to start learning Taekwondo is at the age of five or older. By this age, they are able to listen to their instructors and are able to follow simple instructions. At this age they can better execute basic techniques and even be able to memorize how to do most of them. The result is a …

History of Martial Arts

What is a Brief History of Martial Arts?

Tracing the history of martial arts can be difficult. Even historians cannot currently agree upon how martial arts came to be. Part of the problem stems from the fact that a lot of the early history was never written down. I have illustrations from thousands of years ago depicting people who are purported to be engaged in a martial arts …

Kihap in Taekwonfo

What Is The Kihap (Yell) in TaeKwonDo?

The word Kihap is a portmanteau of the Korean words “ki” and “hap.” Ki is an incredibly important concept in East Asian martial arts,. While ki is literally translated as “air,” “gas,” or “breath,” it is more commonly used as a term for a person’s energy, life force, or even mood. It is essentially a spiritual and psychological bridge between …

TaeKwonDo Injuries

The most common Taekwondo injuries and how to treat them

I spoke to Kevin Jensen and John Lee from Infinite Health for some expert advice about taekwondo injuries and treatments. Kevin is a massage therapist who has worked with the Argentine National Taekwondo Team and competed himself in World Youth Taekwondo championships in Canada, the Costa Rica Open and 2x Pan-American championships in Mexico. John Lee is a qualified physical …

Cleaning Martial Arts Gear

How To Condition Your Shins for TaeKwonDo

In a kick heavy martial art like Taekwondo, those new to the martial art often deal with injured shins. Their shins are not conditioned for the demand that a martial art like Taekwondo puts on them. This leaves many new to training wondering just how they go about conditioning their shins? I have compiled a complete list of ways to …