How to deal with fight day emotions

How to deal with fight day emotions

All competitive Martial Artists will understand the feelings associated with fight day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This Bruce Lee Quote gives great advice to handle this challenge.  What does he mean? Mental Strength, could be one of the trickiest aspects to improve on due to it’s...
Sharing a passion

Sharing a passion

“Old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The old Greek proverb sums up a lot.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Why we coach, even why we started TKD Coach...
The “X Factors” to success in TKD & Life

The “X Factors” to success in TKD & Life

Some the most important factors which contribute to a success are often immeasurable. This is why we often hear, they have the “x factor”. Regardless, whether you want to be champion of the world or simply get inner satisfaction from learning and enjoying...
Padwork training, you’re doing it wrong 👀

Padwork training, you’re doing it wrong 👀

Padwork is very effective to build confidence and technique in isolation. However, padwork even at the highest level still fails to hit some essential aspects required to transfer to the ring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Padwork can be a great tool to build foundations but...
Control the 3 of these and you can beat anyone!

Control the 3 of these and you can beat anyone!

The fight within the fight – Within every contest in ITF Sparring there is another fight going on. Both fighters are looking to take control 3 main areas within the contest, which if they are successful it swings the balance of the match largely in their...
Gathering Golden Coins before Golden Medals 🏅

Gathering Golden Coins before Golden Medals 🏅

Mastery simply, is comprehensive knowledge or skill in a particular craft. Mastery is about you! Exploring your personal journey, based on your intrinsic ambitions. It gives substance to self value and doing it for you. Mastery is like gradually gathering up...
10 Ways To Improve Your Sparring Instantly

10 Ways To Improve Your Sparring Instantly

Free gift for you! Free e-book download on our Website – 10 Ways To Instantly Improve your TKD SparringSharing over 50 years of combined experience in Taekwon-Do along with learning from hours of video footage on our YouTube breakdown series #FightChatFriday,...
Confusing Strength With Foot Positioning in Taekwon-Do Sparring

Confusing Strength With Foot Positioning in Taekwon-Do Sparring

The Importance Of Foot Positioning⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Foot positioning is a subset within the broader theme of footwork but is absolutely crucial.  Often overlooked, due to its minute detail and specificity, this is an aspect which can be the...
Proactivy brings victory

Proactivy brings victory

Proactivy – Proaction is something which is quite important especially for those with a counter style. Personally, I would favour a counter approach generally and it’s how I would have fought for a long time. One mistake I used to make with this approach...
Know your spacing

Know your spacing

Spacing is vital for ITF Sparring. It dictates so much such as shot selection, momentum, warnings etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It’s actually 1 of 3 key controls we see as vital to controlling a sparring contest along with; distance &...