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Repeat
Repeat

One of the things that helps build a strong foundation in martial arts training is repetition of movement. The importance of repetition of technique was emphasized at the seminar I recently attended with GM Choi Jung Hwa. Repetition is something I have always tried to...

Learn the lesson
Learn the lesson

This past weekend I had the great opportunity and privilege of training under the instruction of Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, son of the founder of Taekwon-Do (Gen. Choi Hong Hi) and President of the ITF. He was assisted by other Grand Masters and Masters of the...

Taekwon-Do Celebration
Taekwon-Do Celebration

11 April 2015 marked an important date for Taekwon-Do. The martial art that is practiced by so many around the world celebrated its 60th birthday. I was fortunate enough to attend the 60th Birthday celebration in Toronto, Canada this past weekend along with the...

Kids Behaving Badly
Kids Behaving Badly

Over the years of instructing, I have heard it hundreds of times – “My child was misbehaving so I didn’t allow him/her to come to class”. Strangely, after not hearing it for a while I have heard this, or something similar, from three sets of parents in the past two...

Strong foundations
Strong foundations

The theme for my classes this past week has been “strong foundations”, more so, keeping foundations in good repair. As I always say, there are so many lessons in martial arts that can be applied to everyday life. This is no different. For the sake of this article, I...

Is Martial Arts For You?
Is Martial Arts For You?

This is a discussion I have had many a time. My answer is pretty standard: Martial arts are for everyone, but not everybody is for the martial arts. Many people have a misconception about what taking up martial arts means. It should not be like going to join a gym and...

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