TaeKwonDo Warm-Up and Stretch Exercises

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

TaeKwonDo Poomsae

Principles of Taekwondo Poomsae Training

In TaewonDo forms are called Poomsae and the practice and development of Poomsae skills is the soul of Taekwondo practice. Poomsae are used heavily in Taekwondo rank testing and a skilled instructor can discern the knowledge, skill level, strength, and focus of an individual just by watching them perform one form. In this post I am going to over the …

Couting Numbers in Korean

TaeKwonDo Numbers From 1 to 100 in 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, how …

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 …