2 Vital Moments To Score in ITF Taekwon-Do Sparring

2 Vital Moments To Score in ITF Taekwon-Do Sparring

Entries & Exits are key! In Taekwon-Do Sparring where/when we choose to engage and disengage are massive moments in any contest. Entries are the steps, techniques & movements which get us through the 3 ranges of combat in ITF ; long range, mid range and close...
Don’t fall into this trap in Sparring..

Don’t fall into this trap in Sparring..

Falling into the trap – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀A common occurrence which I have noticed recently is the importance of maintaining your rhythm. At times in sparring, complacency sets in with our tempo & rhythm where we might fall into our opponents...
Whatever your goal is, do this to achieve it faster!

Whatever your goal is, do this to achieve it faster!

Start with the end in mind – It is very important to have a clear understanding of where you want to go. What is it you want to achieve? It is said any task we complete must be done so twice, once in our minds through visualisation and then acting on it. For...
Black Belts aren’t experts…

Black Belts aren’t experts…

Black Belt – Novice or Expert?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀One of the greatest misconceptions with the martial arts is the notion that all black belt holders are experts. It is understandable that those unacquinted with the martial arts might make this...
The secret to success only a select few know….

The secret to success only a select few know….

As a young kid looking to become a sparring champion, I was always studying the best in sports to find the champion SECRETS to success. Looking back now it was very naive of me to think that a particular food, song, routine, technique would be the sole missing aspect...