Losing Round 1 Sucks!

Losing Round 1 Sucks!

Boy it sucks to lose in the first round… Have you ever gone to a tournament, or seen your young students go to a tournament and you’ve lost in the first round? It can be particularly tough when it’s your very first event. Your parents got up early, you’d your...
Gradings, Good or Evil?

Gradings, Good or Evil?

If you’ve had any length of a journey at all in ITF Taekwon-Do, or in most Martial Arts for that matter, you’ve probably come across the concept of grade progression or belts. The idea is simple, you train and get better and the colour of your belt changes to reflect...
Here Come the Girls

Here Come the Girls

And there go the girls… That tends to be the way it happens, in my club at least. When a group of girls are training together they tend to be consistent, dedicated, reliably there for one another. The mutual support and enthusiasm to see each other is infectious and...