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The most important skill for Taekwon-Do Sparring

The most underrated skill in Sparring...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀There are many skills which are invaluable to ITF sparring and we don't have to list them out. However, one particular skill which we rarely hear about is Decision making and more importantly adaptability. This is of course...

Timing in Sparring

Timing as a skill requires a lot of time in the ring exposed to live authentic sparring situations and sequences. This allows us to chunk movement patterns and situations together to understand the timing of shots & movements based on common universal tendencies. Timing is a skill developed...

If you like punching, don’t make this mistake!

Punchers cannot be outworked!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Punches are arguably one of more common scored techniques in ITF sparring. However, those who build their whole game around punching are vulnerable to the same system which they are trying to have on their side. All it takes is one...

Our team

Our team brings a wealth of diverse experience and boundless enthusiasm to make sure you’re never again short of an idea to make your training sessions engaging, effective and exciting.

Adrian byrne

VI Dan ITF Taekwon-Do

Coach to Shannon TKD Team since 1998.

Coach Developer and Assessor with the Irish Martial Arts Commission.

Coach Education Consultant with Sport Ireland

Ireland Head Coach 2012-2017

richie forde

V Dan ITF Taekwon-Do

Coach of East Cork Taekwon-Do

World and European Medallist

National Team Competitor since 2007

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