Outer Forearm

Outer Forearm (bakat palmok)   The outer forearm is used for both attack and defence. Blocking should be done at an oblique angle (neither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line)[…]

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Counting in Korean

How To Count In Korean For Taekwon-do One – Hana (“Ha-na”) Two – Dul (“Dool”) Three – Set (“Set”) Four – Net (“Net”) Five – Dasot (“Da-sut”) Six – Yasot (“Yo-sot”) Seven – Ilgup (“Il-gope”)[…]

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Sections of the body

  The body is sectioned off horizontally into 3 sections; High section (nopun bubun) Middle section (kaunde bubun) Low section (najun bubun) and sectioned off vertically; Centerline  (jungsimseon) Chest line (gaseum seon) Shoulder line (eokkae seon) Note[…]

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Different types of motion

Movement in Taekwon-do is dynamic and difficult to describe, we have; Normal motion Slow motion Fast motion Continuous motion Connecting motion Described in the encyclopedia are also quick motion, releasing motion and consecutive kick. Sine[…]

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Sine Wave Motion

Sine wave motion in Taekwon-Do is characterized by an up and down motion of the body. The force delivered through blocks and strikes is increased by dropping the body into the block or strike immediately[…]

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Parallel Ready Stance

Parallel Ready Stance GM Donato Nardizzi   Parallel Ready Stance  (Narani Junbi Sogi)   This the same as a Parallel Stance, however, the fists are clenched slightly and 5 centimeters (2 inches) apart. There should be approximately[…]

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Walking Ready Stance

Walking Ready Stance ( gunnun junbi sogi)   This the same as a Walking Stance, however; elbows should be bent 30 degrees, and the distance between the fists and thigh is about 30 centimeters (for an[…]

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Grand Master Donato Nardizzi

Donato Nardizzi is a Taekwon-Do Grand Master from London, England. He was promoted to 9th Degree Grand Master on 16th October 2016 in Budapest, Hungary during the ITF World Cup. He has been practicing Taekwon-Do[…]

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Breath control

An important rule to remember; Never inhale while focusing a block or blow against an opponent. Not only will this impede movement but it will also result in a loss of power. Students should also[…]

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