The Importance of White Belt

By | July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The white belt is often discarded as being unimportant. It is the lowest belt in the martial arts hierarchy and students are generally in a big hurry to leave the starkness of it behind. Students want to avoid being looked at as the newbie and the person with the least experience in the martial art, [...]

Taekwon-Do for Adults

By | June 9th, 2016|Room for thought|

A topic came up the other night that is fitting for some of my thoughts in this article. In this day and age, martial arts are no longer martial arts. This is very true when it comes to Taekwon-Do. It has become increasingly difficult to find a school that teaches and practices traditional Taekwon-Do in [...]

Olympics are Bad for ITF Taekwon-Do

By | September 5th, 2014|Room for thought|

I keep hearing of talks between the various ITF bodies and WTF. Some speculate on the joining of the two organizations, others about competing in the Olympics “together”. There are meetings and pieces of paper signed that actually say absolutely nothing. There are those that will agree or disagree, but I think that talks about [...]

Student Speech

By | June 27th, 2013|Room for thought|

As part of our Taekwon-Do grading syllabus, to grade from Red belt to Black tip students are required to do a speech on anything relating to Taekwon-Do. Three of my students successfully graded to Black tip recently. I will share each of their short speeches over the next few days as I get them in [...]

Video: Belt Stretch

By | July 6th, 2012|Training, Tutorials, Video|

A front and side belt stretch for martial arts. Good for flexibility, stability and hip strength.    

Video: Brick Break

By | June 30th, 2012|Room for thought, Tutorials, Video|

Here’s a quick clip of a couple of impromptu brick breaks.