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 …

TaeKwonDo Uniform

Why is a TaeKwonDo Uniform White?

A TaeKwondo Uniform is white in order to demonstrate that everyone is the same when training and to emphasis that one is judged on their skills and not on their appearance. It also signifies the ideals of purity, modesty and avoidance of self admiration. First practiced in the 1940 and 1940s, Taekwondo is a relatively new entrant to the world …

TaeKwonDo Uniforms

How to Buy a TaeKwonDo Uniform

When buying a TaeKwonDo uniform you need to look at the quality of the material used, the weight of the uniform as well as the brand. I finally wore my TaeKwonDo uniform out. Well, I have gone through three, the first one was the one I got when signing up for the class, the second uniform, which was red, I …

What is Taekwondo

What is TaeKwonDo?

Taekwondo or Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that translates to the art of fist and foot. It centers on both kicking and punching techniques as well as the mastery of set forms. It originated in Korea and dates as far back as 2,000 years making it one of the oldest forms of self-defense in the world. With …

Can TaeKwondo Help me lose weight

Can TaeKwondo Help You Lose Weight?

The answer is absolutely yes. TaeKwondo can definitely help you shed your extra pounds. The martial art of TaeKwondo is a phenomenal option to help you lose weight and get you in the best shape of your life. With most everyone being forced to quarantine due to Covid-19, the world is facing a health crisis. Not just from Covid, but …