The Value of Blocking Techniques

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This blog was written by Snr Instructor Margaret and is based on her own experience from her beginnings in Taekwondo in 1973 “Taekwon-Do was designed primarily as a self-defense, and this is the main reason…

Discipline – How it Can Be Enjoyable

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Discipline: ‘Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviour, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement’ How could discipline be enjoyable? The word…

Why Your Child Needs You to Support their Martial Arts Training

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There’s a popular idea among some parents today that they need to accept their kids opinion no matter what the endeavour may be. And it’s certainly true that kids need to feel their…

What Are The Martial Arts?

People who aren’t part of the martial arts community are often misguided as to what it means to practice Taekwondo or to be a martial artist. Martial arts is not just a sequence of stylized fighting moves. Taekwondo isn’t a training hall of people, elaborately jumping and kicking together. And none of this is done […]

Hard Training Is The Only Way

  You don’t have to be a natural to benefit from martial art training. I know this from personal experience! My family and I started attending classes at Pacific International Taekwondo Dutton Park in 2011.  With the exception of my oldest son Thomas, the rest of us were new to Taekwondo.  It took me about […]

7 Steps To Developing Technique

  Anyone who begins any form of martial art, and in our case Taekwondo, wants to be good at it. We know there are multiple benefits to be gained from taekwondo training such as confidence, self-esteem, fitness, flexibility etc. but what about the feeling of satisfaction of learning new techniques and combinations and the exhilaration […]

Tips On Taekwondo Free Sparring

Of all the different facets of training in taekwondo, for most students, free sparring is probably the most exciting. Testing yourself against an opponent is a quick way to learn about your faults and how to correct them; But only if you spar correctly. Taekwondo free sparring differs from Karate free sparring. In karate free […]

Top Tips for Learning Your Taekwondo Forms

One of the best things about taekwondo, but also one of the hardest, is remembering the different forms and then perfecting them through practice. If you are having a hard time in remembering your taekwondo patterns, then these are some tips that you can use to help you. 1. Practice One Part at a Time […]