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 …