Taekwondo and Diet

What is the Best Diet for TaeKwondo Athletes?

The best Taekwondo students invest in training both physical and mental. Like any martial art, these two components go hand in hand like a side kick and turning kick. If you only focus on the mental and physical you can become a great martial artist – no doubt. However, Taekwondo athletes who learn to eat well and also train their …

Bare Feet in Taekwondo

Why is TaeKwondo Practiced Barefoot?

Knowing why training in Taekwondo is done barefoot can better help you understand this Martial Art. There are actually a number of reasons why these martial arts are typically practiced barefoot, and many of them are perfectly legitimate. Why is TaeKwondo practiced in barefoot? Taekwondo is a Martial Art of tradition and instructors respect this history. However, training in barefoot …

Yoga and Taekwondo

Does Yoga Help with TaeKwondo Training?

When envisioning training in Taekwondo or any of the martial arts, you probably assume that you need to work on your strength, flexibility and self-discipline in order to succeed. This is true and there are many ways in which you can improve on your skills. How can Yoga help your Taekwondo training? Practicing Yoga while training in Taekwondo will help …

Bowing in Taekwondo

Bowing in Taekwondo: When it is done (and when it isn’t)

Many people, especially in the west, find bowing to be demeaning. It’s a sign of subservience to many, so not everyone is keen on practicing it. But in some cultures, bowing is not only the physical manifestation of respect, it’s also a sign of gratitude. In many of these cultures, bowing is also a substitute for a handshake. Such is …

Gold Medal Olympics

Taekwondo and the Junior Olympics

Participating in the TaeKwonDo Youth Olympic Games is something that young Taekwondo athletes from all over the world often look forward to. Based on the format of the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games offer athletes between the ages of 6 and 24 the chance to showcase their Martial Arts talents to the whole world. The Junior Olympics for TaeKwonDo …

TaeKwondo Vs Tang Soo Do: What is the Difference?

The Korean martial arts of TaeKwondo and Tang Soo Do have so much in common, while also having some key differences. Both were created out of turmoil in Korea and later became highly organized martial arts that are practiced by millions. So what is the difference between Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do? Tang Soo Do is a Korean form of …

Autism and Taekwondo

How Can TaeKwonDo Help Kids with Autism?

Talking about having kids practice Taekwondo when they have Autism can be confusing as some are unaware of the benefits of this Martial Art with child with Autism. So, how can Taekwondo help kids with Autism? Autism spectrum disorder is a term that refers to individuals who have difficulties with communication and social interaction. With the right attitude and motivation, …

Para Taekwondo and the Olympics

Taekwondo and the Paralympic Games

Para Taekwondo competitors for the Paralympics are judged in both sparring (Kyorugi) and forms (Poomsaes). In the Para Taekwondo Olympics hitting a fellow player on the head or using punches are prohibited and will be considered fouls. Para Taekwondo is both rewarding and fun for those with disabilities. The chance to compete against others at the Paralympics has it own …

Taekwondo and MMA

Is Taekwondo Good For MMA Fighting?

One martial art that is commonly used in Mixed Martial Arts or MMA and is less talked about is the martial art of TaeKwondo. There are many high caliber fighters in the sport of MMA with a background in TaeKwondo and use it to their advantage in striking. Is Taekwondo good for MMA fighting? Yes, learning Taekwondo will not only …

Taekkyeon

Taekkyeon vs TaeKwonDo: What is the Difference?

When first venturing into the world of Korean martial arts, you may be surprised at the number of different types that exist. Between Taekwondo, Hapkido, Taekyyeon and others, the options and styles to fit your preferences can seem overwhelming. Let’s dive into the differences and some comparisons between Taekkyeon and TaeKwondo, and hopefully, by the end of this, you’ll have …