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Sparring Champions Do This Really Well!!

✅ Judges score - Clear - Visible points, that's what matters most in Sparring So how do you get clear, visible scores? 樂 ➡️ An Unanswered Shot - If you land and your opponent doesn't match the exchange, it's usually more visible. ➡️ Distance <------->With 4...

Wait, there’s a better way 🤔

STOP Don't do this.. here's why ⬇️ Purposeful Practice Don't waste time with isolated drills once you are even somewhat comfortable with the movement. If you are high level and using this training to improve, you are mistaken  Purposeful Practice is reverse...

How to get better FASTER

How to get better at Taekwon-Do FASTER ⬇️⬇️✅ Gather Ammunition & Lessons📝Track after each session1 What went well2 What you learned 3 What you could do better 4 Your main focus for the next session.This gives a structure to you're development and a record to...

Are you missing Side Kicks 👀

Why you're side kick isn't scoring ⬇️ "Patience is not about waiting, but keeping a good attitude while waiting" 易 The best in the business, don't land every Side Kick. They throw a lot of front leg shots, with patience waiting for the right opportunity. Most front...

Where Extra Points are Scored in ITF Sparring 👀

⚠️ What's your Exit Strategy? A lot of scores are the recent ITF European Championships developed from what came after a punching exchange 🥊 You can see from here the ➡️space⬅️ between Competitors is a major factor to the options available 👀 Another important factors...

Why Sparring is chess & Patterns is like a 100m Sprint 👀

🤔 Sparring is like chess, chess masters are experts from playing the game. ✅ Decision making and adaptability skills are key to winning the game.👀Patterns is more like the 100m Sprint. The aim is to get from A - B with very little technical errors to help give the...

Role of the Coach

On the first day of pretty much any coach education programme for any sport a question will be asked about the ‘role of the coach’. It’s pretty important! You should probably know what you’re getting yourself into before you unleash your unbridled enthusiasm on the...

Advanced Side Kick Tips For ITF Sparring

Advanced Side Kick Tips ⬇️⬇️ ✅ Hand Placement - Top Side Kickers carry their front hand above the kick to 1️⃣ Get to hands afterwards 2️⃣ Have an extra line of defence if a counter comes. Think of your front hand as the puppet string to your front leg when it lifts -...

Why missing with a technique may not always be a bad thing!

Not all shots are for scoring points ‼️ Here are some other reasons ⬇️⬇️✅ Sometimes a technique is blocked or doesn't score but it may stop an oncoming opponent gaining momentum and driving you back! ✅ Certain techniques thrown well like in this picture may not land...

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