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 …

Stretching and Flexibility

Taekwondo Flexibility and Stretching Training

Taekwondo’s kicks is what set it apart from other martial art styles. Although jump kicks, spinning kicks, and high kicks are impressive to watch, you will even have fun learning them as a Taekwondo student (Hak Saeng) However, they are hard to do if you are not flexible enough. How does stretching improve flexibility in your practice of Taekwondo? Stretching …

TaeKwondo and Balance

How To Improve Balance in TaeKwondo

Like with all martial arts balance is a very important aspect that is needed to learn the techniques. This is especially important in TaeKwondo. In a martial art that includes so many types of kicks, you need outstanding balance to be able to perform them. How does one improve balance in Taekwondo? Children and Adults can improve their balance in …

Roundhouse Kick Taekwondo

How To Do A Roundhouse Kick in TaeKwonDo

Learning how to do a roundhouse kick properly in Taekwondo can be a difficult task if you don’t know the basics on how to throw this type of kick. I decided to do some research on the best way to explain how to do a roundhouse kick. But not to worry, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you …

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 …