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 …

Autism and Taekwondo

How Can TaeKwonDo Help Kids with Autism?

Talking about having kids practice Taekwondo when they have Autism can be confusing as some are unaware of the benefits of this Martial Art with child with Autism. So, how can Taekwondo help kids with Autism? Autism spectrum disorder is a term that refers to individuals who have difficulties with communication and social interaction. With the right attitude and motivation, …

Taekwondo and ADHD

How Does Taekwondo Help Kids With ADHD?

Taekwondo helps kids with ADHD with finer mental focus and better behavior. It gives them an improved attitude, and the determination to achieve anything they set their minds to. Taekwondo isn’t just a combative sport but also a lifestyle that can lead yourself or your child in a positive direction that no medical condition such as ADHD can ever stop. …

Taekwondo Strenght Training

How Can Weight Lifting Help Taekwondo Training?

Taekwondo as both a sport and a Martial Art requires both flexibility and physical strength. The best Taekwondo athletes are able to balance a full workout routine throughout the week and still train at Taekwondo. Weight lifting for TaeKwonDo is a regimen of muscular strength, fatigue endurance, and explosive motion exercises that increases the power of kicks and punches and …

Taekwondo Grandmaster

What is a TaeKwonDo Grandmaster?

If you have ever been in a place or setting and you were the one calling the shots, then you have an idea of what being a grandmaster is all about. It’s about leadership as well as dedication. What is a TaeKwondo Grandmaster? Its the highest level of achievement that is granted to relatively few in Taekwondo. A grandmaster is …

Taekwondo at Home

How To Practice TaeKwondo At Home

If you practice TaeKwondo, your training doesn’t have to stop at the school once class is over. You can continue your training at home if you have ample space inside or outside. Practicing TaeKwonDo at home will include deciding whether to train inside, outside or in your garage. It will also determine what equipment you will need, plus how to …