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I wanted to Quit Taekwon-Do… Here’s what to do, to know if you should

I wanted to quit Taekwon-Do as a Green Beltโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฏโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €At some stage every Taekwon-Do student will not want to go training! Trust me, it's inevitable for every student!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €For me, I was a green belt and really enjoyed Taekwon-Do still but that...

The biggest challenge of Taekwon-Do?

Jack of All Trades A regular conversation we have at TKD Coach Academy is the time spent on each facet/component of training. Most people training in Taekwon-Do in Ireland (think children, most people training in Taekwon-Do in Ireland are children!) train twice a week for an hour or so. When...

The path to brilliance is…

The fundamentals are more important than any advanced skill. Of course, we all would like to do the fancy tricks and the visually appeasing things which some people can execute almost effortlessly. The truth is, the best in any field are masters of the fundamentals and the basics. In Taekwon-Do...

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 range. Entries are often...

Don’t fall into this trap in Sparring..

Falling into the trap - โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €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 tempo. This lapse in concentration...

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Our team brings a wealth of diverse experience and boundless enthusiasm to make sure you’re never again short of an idea to make your training sessions engaging, effective and exciting.

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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