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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...

How to win Side Kick Battle in Sparring

Want to get on top with your Side Kick ✅ Here are 3 tips ⬇️⬇️ ⭐ Don't lean when carrying to contact, you'll see in this picture the Red 🔴 Competitor has taller posture which helps being on top 💪 ⭐ Be first! Whoever is quickest on the draw is more likely to get their...

How to build Self Belief/Confidence

To take to the battlefield with confidence you must possess the belief you can succeed. This belief must be truly authentic and cannot be fabricated. However, any belief which holds truth to the person holding it, whether true or false, is extremely powerful!...

How to be always a step ahead of your opponent

How to keep your opponent guessing in Taekwon-Do ITF Sparring Most combat sports developed set rythyms over the years which are considered to be the most efficient for that particular martial arts. This can be used to opponents advantage and disadvantage. Be aware of...

Why copying the best fighters isn’t always a good idea

You're biggest advantage in Sparring is being yourself!!Combat being a non standardized activity, accommodates uniqueness and being unorthodox. We see it time and time again, where the fighters who bring their own unique flavour and style, pose problems.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The...

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