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 …

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 …