Tae Kwon Do Form 1

WTF TaeKwonDo White Belt Form | Taegeuk Il Jang

White Belt Form – Taegeuk Il Jang Taekgeuk Il Jang or more informally known number as Tae Kwon Do Form 1 is the very first of a total of 8 poomsae’s or forms that is sanctioned by both the WTF( World Tae Kwon Do Federation) and Kukkiwon. The reason the title is Taeguek Il Jang instead of just Form 1 …

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Form SipJin

WTF Taekwondo Black Belt Form Five – Shipjin

TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form Sipjin is the 5th black belt test you will take as you continue to go up the ladder  in learning your Tae Kwon Do black belt forms. The Sipjin Black Belt form in Tae Kwon Do is to be practiced and mastered by 5th Dan Black Belters in order to showcase their lessons, skills, and progression …

How to do the Keumgang Form

WTF TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form Two – Keumgang

History of the Form The Kukkiwon Textbook describes Keumgang as follows: “Keumgang (meaning diamond) has the meaning or translation of ‘hardness’ and ‘ponderosity’. The mountain Keumgang on the Korean peninsula, which is regarded as the center of national spirit, and the ‘Keumgang Yoksa’ (Keumgang warrior) as named by Buddha, who represents a mighty warrior, are the background denominating this poomsae. …

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Forms

WTF TaeKwonDo Black Belt Form One – Koryo

Koryo (Korea), the first Taekwondo black belt formed to be studied, is the name of an old Korean Dynasty and that kind of spirit is reflected in the movements of the Poomsae Koryo. Each movement of this Poomsae is meant to represent the strength and energy that was needed at the time to control the Mongols.  This Black Belt form …

Tips on Sparring in Tae Kwon Do

How to Prepare For A TaeKwonDo Tournament

Going to a TaeKwonDo Tournament can be a daunting experience and can be somewhat intimidating if its your first time. When I went to my first tournament (quite a few years ago) there wasn’t information readily available to give me tips on how to prepare for a TaeKwonDo tournament. In the school I am at currently, there is an upcoming …

How to tie a belt in Tae Kwon Do

How To Tie a TaeKwonDo Belt – A Step by Step Guide

When looking to tie your TaeKwonDo belt, you will have a couple of options to choose from and a few decisions to make. Where do you start? How do you know you’re tying the belt correctly? How do you learn how to do it? The 2 ways to tie a TaeKwonDo Belt are the Single Wrap and the Double Wrap. …

Kicking Bag for Martial Arts

7 of The Best TaeKwonDo Kicking Bags For Kids

If your kids have been taking TaeKwonDo for a while, their school will probably have a lot of equipment that they use that is helpful in teaching kicking techniques not only to your children but also the other students as well. The issue that comes up however is that sometimes their just isn’t sufficient time to get in enough practice …

Tips on Sparring in Tae Kwon Do

Taekwondo Sparring: Tips On How to Spar Better

One of the most fun aspects of training in Tae Kwon Do and I imagine for the other Martial Arts as well is sparring. It lets you “test out” all those kicks and punches that you practice in each class and see how they apply in one on one or multiple person situation. It also gives you an idea on …

How to become flexible in Tae Kwon Do

4 Best Martial Arts Stretching Machines

I look back now at the first time I took TaeKwonDo and I did not realize how “old school” it was when it came to stretching machines and increasing my flexibility as it was first and only school I knew. Since it was a more traditional school it did not have many.. well actually none of what was considered modern …

Kicks in Tae Kwon Do

What Are The Basic Taekwondo Kicks?

When first starting in TaeKwonDo, as in most arts that you try to learn, you need to have a good foundation to build on in order to get better and to move up in the belt ranks. That is why I think its imperative to learn and master these 3 basic TaeKwonDo kicks. These are the 3 Basic Kicks in …