Photograph Martial Arts

How to Photograph Martial Arts: A Guide for Beginners

Photographing a Martial Arts event can be a challenge. With the speed at which kicks and punches are thrown and the indoor lighting, getting a picture without any blur can be difficult. It can be all too easy to come home, after a day of taking pictures, with a bunch of dull, disappointing photos that do nothing to convey that …

Linear vs Circular Martial Arts

Linear vs Circular Martial Arts: What is the Difference?

The world of martial arts is immense, and it can be intimidating for one to get into. But if you take it one step at a time, you’ll find that even though there is so much to digest, it’s actually incredibly interesting. And a great place to start is knowing the difference between linear, circular, and ground martial arts. While …

Cleaning Martial Arts Gear

How to Clean Martial Arts Sparring Gear

Imagine going back to martial arts or more specifically Taekwondo after a long break. You’re excited to put on your sparring equipment, only to stop in your tracks the moment you take a huge whiff of your gear. The sparring gear stinks so bad, that the smell kind of hurts your nose worse than the kicks. Whether you’re playing Taekwondo …

Am I Too Old To Learn TaeKwondo?

You are never too old to start learning TaeKwondo. Learning Taekwondo, regardless of age, can help you improve and overcome limitations set by either your age or your physical condition. I started TaeKwondo in my late 40’s, and sure there will have to be alterations to your training, but it doesn’t matter what age you are. You can still train …

Does TaeKwondo have Weapons Training?

The American TaeKwondo Association is one of the only and biggest TaeKwondo organizations to include weapons training to their curriculums. The World TaeKwondo Federation(WTF) is strictly a sport TaeKwondo based curriculum and the International TaeKwondo Federation(ITF) just teaches patterns and sparring. Keep reading below as we answer commonly asked questions regarding TaeKwondo and weapons training. Is weapons training a part …

TaeKwonDo Mind Body Spirit

How TaeKwonDo Connects the Trinity of Mind Body and Spirit

The trinity of Taekwondo is comprised of three separate elements; body, mind, and spirit. Those that follow Taekwondo believe that in order to learn this martial art, and above all become a master of this martial art, you must bring all of these elements in line with one another. You need your body to give you the strength to face …

Commandments of TaeKwondo

What are the 10 Commandments of TaeKwondo?

Taekwondo may only have started to appear in the mid-20th Century but, like most martial arts, there is a solid code of ethics or commandments if you will, that one must abide by when taking TaeKwonDo. What are the 10 Commandments of TaeKwondo? Be Loyal To Your Country Respect To Your Parents Be Faithful to Your Spouse Respect Your Brothers …

Stretching and Flexibility

Taekwondo Flexibility and Stretching Training

Taekwondo’s kicks is what set it apart from other martial art styles. Although jump kicks, spinning kicks, and high kicks are impressive to watch, you will even have fun learning them as a Taekwondo student (Hak Saeng) However, they are hard to do if you are not flexible enough. How does stretching improve flexibility in your practice of Taekwondo? Stretching …

TaeKwondo and Balance

How To Improve Balance in TaeKwondo

Like with all martial arts balance is a very important aspect that is needed to learn the techniques. This is especially important in TaeKwondo. In a martial art that includes so many types of kicks, you need outstanding balance to be able to perform them. How does one improve balance in Taekwondo? Children and Adults can improve their balance in …

Roundhouse Kick Taekwondo

How To Do A Roundhouse Kick in TaeKwonDo

Learning how to do a roundhouse kick properly in Taekwondo can be a difficult task if you don’t know the basics on how to throw this type of kick. I decided to do some research on the best way to explain how to do a roundhouse kick. But not to worry, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you …