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2008-09-09 15:09
The first of the five tenets of Taekwondo is Etiquette, which means that as a student of Taekwondo you should show respect and good manners to others. Not just within the training hall (Doja… Read More
2008-08-31 22:28
A bit late (I've been on holiday) but I simply have to publish my congratulations to Sarah Stevenson for achieving Britains' first ever Olympic Medal in Taekwondo. Obviously a Gold Medal wou… Read More
2008-07-29 17:18
Translating Taekwondo moves from Korean to English (that is, to a phonetic form so you can understand them when spoken) is quite possibly one of the most controversial parts of Taekwondo. I'… Read More
2008-06-20 22:37
Choosing a Martial Art to practice is most certainly the first, and perhaps the most important question we ask ourselves before beginning the journey. If we are to base the question purely o… Read More
2008-06-10 15:22
Last week's squad training (coming as it did after the Dorset Championships) was a great lesson for me to try and get to grips with some of the weaknesses in my sparring technique. There see… Read More
2008-06-03 22:35
I've been working on the Taekwondo site on and off for 2 years now. I thought at this juncture it might be a good idea, for my own record, to show the stats to date. The counter was installe… Read More
2008-06-02 19:05
One of my favourite topics - the Kihap (the loud shout made when you perform a striking technique or adopt fighting stance before sparring).When I first started Taekwondo, I (probably like m… Read More
2008-05-22 08:13
Taekwondo students over 16 ought to do press ups on the knuckles. This has a few benefits, which I'll cover further down. If knuckles are injured, you shouldn't do this though. It's particul… Read More
2008-05-15 17:15
Seems there is a lot of confusion about the difference, and which is "better" between Taekwondo and Karate. There are some fundamental differences of course:Taekwondo is has a focus on destr… Read More
2008-05-09 18:10
Taekwondo is a contact sport of course, but this week I got a shock with a nasty swelling on my left elbow as a result of a kick from Wayne during sparring at Wednesday's squad training. Boy… Read More
2008-05-08 08:01
The Dorset Championships are set for the 1st of June (Sunday). Apparently there's a patterns competition on the 31st May (the day before). Can't wait for this one - missed it last year due t… Read More
2008-04-24 08:53
The Wednesday adult class at Mitcham is now running for an hour and a half (it was an hour until recently) and I finally got along to it last night. Really good lesson - I can always tell by… Read More
2008-04-23 17:16
Steve Conway mentions on his site the large number of differing way Taekwondo is spelled, in particular "Teakwondo" comes up time and time again. I've always thought this must just be a simp… Read More
2008-04-04 17:43
The first question you get asked when someone finds out you're practicing a martial art tends to be about the mythical Black Belt. Normally to try and avoid this one I just tell new people I… Read More
2008-04-03 08:33
Today I am the proudest dad in the world. James took his grading for 6th Kup (Green Belt) last Saturday, and at last night squad training session in Mitcham he was awarded his Green Belt.Jam… Read More
2008-03-28 18:34
I was very honored last week to get invited to attend Master Rose's Black Belt class. Before going (bare in mind I am still at 4th Kup - Blue Belt) I felt a certain amount of trepidation as… Read More
2008-03-09 22:51
I attended the Chungdokwan Nationals this weekend. Despite a great desire to come away with a gold medal I'm afraid this year, yet again, I came home wearing silver. I'd have to say, I was a… Read More
2008-02-22 09:07
James came back to training this week. Great to see him training again, and we both have high hopes of progressing this year. He'll be working on Taegeuk Sam Jang as he hopes to rise to Gree… Read More
2008-01-08 18:28
Perhaps a bit late, and perhaps more for my own benefit than anyone else, this is what I want to achieve this year and I'm going to push hard for it!1. A gold medal for me (and my club of co… Read More
2007-12-23 09:41
My son (James) managed to get himself into trouble at school in the last week of term, tripping another child during a PE lesson resulting in a broken arm for the poor boy he tripped. James… Read More
2007-10-15 17:07
Well, we didn't get to go for over a week after the grading what with one thing and another, but we did finally get to a lesson on Friday. James did exceptionally well - he was one of only t… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Yesterday the BBC reported that here in the UK we are expecting a visit from a Mr Tim Larkin from the USA. Tim is an American Martial Arts instructor who hes reputedly trained members of the… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
This weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take my 4th Kup (Blue Belt) grading. My son James was also grading for his Green Tags (6th Kup). James, I felt, did me (and himself of cours… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
For the last couple of years my Taekwondo site has sat on a sub domain of my personal website at I initially chose to do it this way for a couple of reasons.One was… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
We made it to Dorset after a VERY late submission of our entry forms. It's quite a drive from where we live, and my wife decided to use that excuse to take the whole family down to stay in a… Read More

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