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 &...
Control the Tempo, control the fight

Control the Tempo, control the fight

The tempo of a bout is usually set by one fighter in Taekwon-Do sparring. Tempo is something which you want to be in control of. Tempo and work rate go hand in hand together. It is quite difficult to have a high work rate at a slow tempo. Tempo is not just output with...
You can’t hire someone to do your push-ups

You can’t hire someone to do your push-ups

“You can’t hire someone to do your push ups for you!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The most important things we need can’t be delegated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We can get all the help in the world and hire the best in the...
There are no Instructors in Taekwon-Do…

There are no Instructors in Taekwon-Do…

Despite the traditional belief in Taekwon-Do, I personally believe Instructor is an outdated term for those who teach Taekwon-Do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀A coach is not just someone who attends tournaments with their students/athletes and sits in the chair...