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Empower Your Taekwon-Do Students

So last night in one of my kids classes, I had my sparring session planned out as usual. The focus of the class was to explore some tactical variations of sparring and let the kids explore possibilities and solutions to broaden their understanding of the game of...

8 Tips To Improve Your Mental Game for Taekwon-Do

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Fight or Game

So our conversation started with this… do you tell your students that sparring is a game or a fight?

Distance – The Key To TKD Sparring

Distance is generally considered the internal measuring tool which our brains calculate where we can hit and where we are safe from being hit. This internal measure dictates where attacks and decision happen from. Those whose distance is “off” will be attacking from...

How To Build Confidence

Confidence ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Over the last few posts on mental preparation for combat sports, we can clearly see the importance it has on performance, yet how much little time it gets in comparison to technical, physical and tactical skills. Today we are gonna cover some...

Fear, ‘Failure’ and Belief

Every sport has 4 components ; physical, technical, tactical & psychological. It’s fair to say in most sports we are very much focused on the first 3, and psychological is left to chance for the most part. This is a vital part of the equation especially considering the added fear of individual combat for a lot of people. ⠀⠀

Fail to plan…

When we enter a competition we typically hope to win. Gold medals are attractive, ego’s are assuaged, our projection of our best selves is confirmed and all is right with the world. If we lose our inner frailties are exposed, we have flaws that we can succumb to and our best effort is shown to be just not good enough. That’s the roller coaster we ride when we set our goals around the outcome of an event.

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