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 …

Chun Kuk Do Martial Art

Chun Kuk Do: The Chuck Norris Style of TaeKwonDo

Have you ever watched a Chuck Norris film and wondered what martial art he was practicing? After all, the moves he does in the films doesn’t really conform to any of the ancient martial arts. It has high-flying kicks reminiscent of Taekwondo, the techniques of Karate, and even the grabs and moves used by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artists. If you’re wondering …

Taekwondo Belt Order

ITF Taekwondo Belt Order and Rank

One important aspect in martial arts training are grading exams. They’re an excellent way of gauging a student’s progress and overall proficiency, allowing instructors to have a general idea on what lessons to teach and how far they could push their students. Taekwondo is no exception to this rule. Taekwondo uses a color coded belt system to help distinguish the …

Taekwondo Belt Order for ATA

ATA Taekwondo Belt Order and Rank

Improvement is the sign of growth, and in martial arts, there are systems in place that indicate such progress. These systems specify a person’s abilities and are a manifestation of how far along any given person is on their martial arts journey. Taekwondo in particular indicates this growth through belt levels. The American Taekwondo Association, or the ATA, uses a …