TaeKwonDo Board Breaking Techniques

Part of the testing process that one goes through each time they go to move up in rank in TaeKwonDo is the dreaded board breaking. For many this is the most stressful part of the testing process, especially when its your first time and your testing in order to move up in belt rank. I have to admit, that it …

Tae Kwon Do Stretching

TaeKwonDo Warm-Up and Stretching Exercises

One of the most important things you can do before training for your kicks or poomsae’s, regardless of your age, when practicing Taekwondo is to make sure you warm up and stretch properly whether you are practicing at home or at your school. My Taekwondo Warm Up and Stretching Exercises Include: Jumping Jacks Circle Hips Knee Warmup Short Stretch Long …

Taekwondo Numbers

What Are TaeKwonDo Numbers 1 to 100 English to Korean

Lets face it, if your native language is English , learning even the most basic numbers in Korean is no easy task. At my Taekwondo School the master is Korean and is always changing between speaking in English and Korean. Sometimes he counts the steps of the forms in English and sometimes in Korean. For someone like me who is, …

Tae Kwon Do and Your Healt

What Are The Health Benefits of TaeKwonDo?

Many people think TaeKwonDo is a Martial Art only for self-defense. While this is partly true, the sport has much more to it including many physical as well as mental benefits, Among the most beneficial health effects of TaeKwonDo are Weight Loss, building of strong bones and muscles, cardiovascular health, flexibility as well as agility and reflexes. In addition it …

Is Tae Kwon Do effective in a street fight

Is TaeKwonDo Effective in a Street Fight?

Anyone who has undergone martial arts training or have common sense know and believe you should do everything in your power to avoid street fights. But sometimes it’s unavoidable. There are existing real-world situations where an individual has more to lose by avoiding one. All reason and common sense are out the window once the first punch is out. It …

Benefits of Training in Tae Kwon Do

12 Benefits of TaeKwonDo Training For Kids

The benefits of TaeKwonDo training will help children boost their self esteem, give them better self discipline and control, help them in social situations, keep them active and  more physically fit, have and show respect for others, teach them the lessons learned from failing, give them goals to shoot for as well better focus and last but not least shows …

Typical Tae Kwon Do Injuries

What Are Common TaeKwonDo Injuries

The very nature of Taekwondo training exposes its participants to injury in a variety of different situations. No matter how young or old, experienced or inexperienced, anyone can be at risk for the myriad of common injuries without taking proper care and precaution. You might be wondering: who’s most at risk? What are the most common Tae Kwon Do injuries …

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Form SipJin

WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form Five – Shipjin

TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form Sipjin is the 5th black belt test you will take as you continue to go up the ladder  in learning your Tae Kwon Do black belt forms. The Sipjin Black Belt form in Tae Kwon Do is to be practiced and mastered by 5th Dan Black Belters in order to showcase their lessons, skills, and progression …

Tips on Sparring in Tae Kwon Do

How to Prepare For A TaeKwonDo Tournament

Going to a TaeKwonDo Tournament can be a daunting experience and can be somewhat intimidating if its your first time. When I went to my first tournament (quite a few years ago) there wasn’t information readily available to give me tips on how to prepare for a TaeKwonDo tournament. In the school I am at currently, there is an upcoming …

Kicks in Tae Kwon Do

What Are The Basic Taekwondo Kicks?

When first starting in TaeKwonDo, as in most arts that you try to learn, you need to have a good foundation to build on in order to get better and to move up in the belt ranks. That is why I think its imperative to learn and master these 3 basic TaeKwonDo kicks. These are the 3 Basic Kicks in …