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Why do you condition?
Why do you condition?

People are forever coming up to me and asking “Why do you do that to your hands? Isn’t that bad for you? It makes your hands look ugly!” When I don’t feel like going into any sort of detail, I often reply by saying, “Why do you eat so many hamburgers? Isn’t that bad...

What is a Black Belt?
What is a Black Belt?

Black Belt seems to have become a meaningless term these days. So many out there have bastardised what a Black Belt stands for. It is rare that a person with a Black Belt gains any sort of respect for having achieved it. Perhaps this is because in so many cases,...

Student Speech
Student Speech

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...

Student Speech
Student Speech

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...

Fight Clothing and Environment
Fight Clothing and Environment

This is a subject that can quickly go from one page to fifty pages. This is such a broad subject, and volumes can be written on it. This is a very basic outline of some of my thoughts on this topic. It is true. The environment you find yourself in and the clothing you...

Kick High, You Die?
Kick High, You Die?

I often hear the argument that high kicks are impractical and don’t work. I say, kicking high and going for the head is only impractical if you don’t possess the skill to pull it off… and not everybody does. If a person hasn’t got the flexibility, strength, balance...

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