Kicking Faster in Taekwondo

How To Kick Faster in Taekwondo

The martial art of TaeKwondo is one that heavily involves the use of kicks. There are so many different types of kicks involved with this martial art. They have to be thrown with speed, precision, and power. To kick faster in Taekwondo comes down to increasing muscle strength, proper stretching, practicing kicks with the proper form and execution and using …

Taekwondo and Diet

What is the Best Diet for TaeKwondo Athletes?

The best Taekwondo students invest in training both physical and mental. Like any martial art, these two components go hand in hand like a side kick and turning kick. If you only focus on the mental and physical you can become a great martial artist – no doubt. However, Taekwondo athletes who learn to eat well and also train their …

Bare Feet in Taekwondo

Why is TaeKwondo Practiced Barefoot?

Knowing why training in Taekwondo is done barefoot can better help you understand this Martial Art. There are actually a number of reasons why these martial arts are typically practiced barefoot, and many of them are perfectly legitimate. Why is TaeKwondo practiced in barefoot? Taekwondo is a Martial Art of tradition and instructors respect this history. However, training in barefoot …

Yoga and Taekwondo

Does Yoga Help with TaeKwondo Training?

When envisioning training in Taekwondo or any of the martial arts, you probably assume that you need to work on your strength, flexibility and self-discipline in order to succeed. This is true and there are many ways in which you can improve on your skills. How can Yoga help your Taekwondo training? Practicing Yoga while training in Taekwondo will help …

Bowing in Taekwondo

Bowing in Taekwondo: When it is done (and when it isn’t)

Many people, especially in the west, find bowing to be demeaning. It’s a sign of subservience to many, so not everyone is keen on practicing it. But in some cultures, bowing is not only the physical manifestation of respect, it’s also a sign of gratitude. In many of these cultures, bowing is also a substitute for a handshake. Such is …