You Don’t Get Into Taekwondo – Taekwondo Gets into You

  So, you have decided to ‘get into Taekwondo training’. Well that’s great! If you have never previously trained in taekwondo what made you think of starting now? Was it perhaps seeing the exciting high kicks or jumping kicks, the ability to protect yourself, maybe just to lose weight, get fit and look good. Actually; […]

5 Ways to Give More to Your Martial Arts Training

Training is training, right? Wrong. There is more to training than just doing the moves that you’re accustomed to. In order to get more out of your martial arts training, you’re going to have to give more to it. That’s just how life works. Here are five truly helpful ways to give more to your […]

How Structure and Discipline Work Hand in Hand in Martial Arts

The world champion boxer Evander Holyfield once said… “The main thing about Bruce Lee is that, he was a little guy. And you know, his quickness, his aggressiveness, his explosive power, you have to be a great athlete to have all these. His body, his look – all these things have to do with discipline […]

Getting More Out of Life With Martial Art Training

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There are so many pulls on us and for our attention…work, study, family, relationships, entertainment, social media, email, and on and on. Things to do everywhere, the ‘things’ that keep us on our toes and busy…

Coordination and Focus in Martial Arts

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Arguably two the most misunderstood aspects of the martial arts experience are coordination and focus. The former because it’s often ignored and the latter because it’s too easily assumed. Together, coordination and focus…

5 Myths About The Quest For a Black Belt

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Whenever anyone walks into a training hall ready to sign up for lessons, their first thought is that they’re ready to dig in and get that black belt. However there are some amazingly common myths about the …

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…