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Mostly use your hands in ITF Sparring? You must know this!

Why Punchers cannot be outworked!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Punches are arguably one of more common scored techniques in ITF sparring. However, those who build their whole game around punching are vulnerable to the same system which they are trying to have on their side. All it takes is one...

Do you fight to win or fight not to lose?

Is there a difference? Fighting To Win VS Fighting Not To Lose…Absolutely! 💯 Like many pieces of crucial wisdom passed down from generations, this is another which is become somewhat of “cliché”. However, when we really dig deeper, this particular nugget of wisdom is crucial to you reaching your...

Make sure to do this when coaching at competitions

Tips for coaching during competition The coach is a supplement to the athlete, it's not about having a video controller in your hand where you control every action and decision the athlete makes. In ITF sparring the bouts are quick, the coaches job is more about noticing strategic adjustments for...

Want to Counter Attack In Sparring? Master These 3 Things!

3 Must Haves For Counter Attacks ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1️⃣ - Timing  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When looking to counter, timing is very important. If you chose the incorrect moment, it can work in your opponents favour. Generally, the best time to counter is when your opponent is about to go...

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Adrian byrne

VI Dan ITF Taekwon-Do

Coach to Shannon TKD Team since 1998.

Coach Developer and Assessor with the Irish Martial Arts Commission.

Coach Education Consultant with Sport Ireland

Ireland Head Coach 2012-2017

richie forde

V Dan ITF Taekwon-Do

Coach of East Cork Taekwon-Do

World and European Medallist

National Team Competitor since 2007

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