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 …

International Taekwondo Day

When is International TaeKwonDo Day?

International World TaeKwondo Day is officially designated as September 4. It started in 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by the ruling body of Taekwondo or the World Taekwondo Federation. Taekwondo is a discipline that is practiced by more than 70 million individuals worldwide. This number is not limited to South Korea, the country where it was created, but …

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 …

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 …

Taekwondo Demonstration

What is the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team?

In the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo was formed by Korean martial artists with great influence on other martial arts such as karate. Taekwondo isn’t just a combat style but is also used to teach discipline and control. Its practitioners consider it more than just a hobby but a way of life itself, changing the way they think, act, and in …

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 …