1. P

    Creative ways to prepare for sparring at home

    I am learning Ti Chi Chuan, Wing Chun, and Taekwondo. Currently I do not have money for classes. I found that employing Wing Chun (blocking, palm strikes, grabbing) while tossing a stool around really helps with muscle memory and strength. I have also used a mattress as a punching bag with...
  2. WhiteBeltNoStripe

    ATA Diamond in the Rough?

    I believe I may have stumbled upon one of the rarely seen "good" ATA schools here in Central Florida. I've been out of training for quite some time, though always looking. I've recently decided I'm not getting any younger and decided it was time to get back in a dojo. I contacted the school...
  3. M

    Can i do multiple martial arts at the same time???? Please help

    Hello there, i know this question is asked a lot, but i feel like i have a more specific version... kind of.... Basically, i have been doing karate for a while now, only a year or so, and im just over half way to black belt. I love kicking as well, so thought taekwondo might be a good option...
  4. R

    I need help with my training

    I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my...
  5. K

    Spear Hand Strike Breaking

    I am planning on performing a spear hand strike in my next board breaking competition. The last time I performed this break, my fingernails shattered, and I bled a whole lot lol. In this competition, taping the fingers is not an option, but I'm trying to figure out how to keep myself from...
  6. Ivan

    Feedback on Hook Kick

    I have a video of me doing the hook kick here: How do I improve it? Should I be chambering my leg before extending it or do I continue to pick it up the way I have been up until now? Any other tips? Thanks for your help again guys :)
  7. Ivan

    Improving my sidekick

    Hey, a while ago I made a post about improving my sidekick. I took all of that into consideration and applied as best as I could. I aim to perfect my sidekick and polish it to the best it can be. I have another video of myself, and I would appreciate any sort of feedback or criticism as to how...
  8. E

    Super glue for blisters?

    I always get blisters on the ball of my foot if I practice for a while without any kind of protection for my foot. I am a beginner, so I know it will be this way for a while and I am also exploring ways to toughen my feet up over time. But since I am getting blisters all the time now and I don't...
  9. Ivan

    Spin hook to scissor takedown?

    I have been munching on this possibility for a while, but due to lack of any sparring partners or mats, I haven't been able to try it out. But I was wondering if anyone here has ever attempted to transition from a back spin hook kick, to a scissor kick takedown? I would imagine all you have to...
  10. E

    Unsure of the art taught at my dojo

    I've been practicing at this dojo for sometime over half a year now, but I'm still not sure what art is being taught. I know it is either karate or taekwondo, especially since I have heard those two terms being used in the dojo. We do practice many kicking techniques including spin kicks and...
  11. Ivan

    Weird clicking behind kneecap

    I have had this weird clicking behind my knee for at most a year now, and it developed soon after I started Taekwondo. It began when I would get over excited when I was home alone and randomly doing side kicks without having stretched before hand :happy: The clicking has never been painful, but...
  12. Ivan

    Has anyone managed to use spears in sparring succesfully?

    I have managed to use them quite a bit in taekwondo, but only because I have been strengthening my fingers for a while now - I can do two finger pushups, which is one of my proudest accomplishments hahaha. But how do you guys use them? I've been avoiding it, due to posing a greater risk, and it...
  13. J

    Selling my Dojang - any tips welcomed

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking to sell my Taekwondo school in Chicagoland area or even partner up with someone. Any tips where to post? I cant just start advertising it on Facebook, I don't want to loose any students. Any ideas or experiences are welcome! Thank you!
  14. F

    Taekwondo class structure

    I have had a tkd gym for about 2.5 years now and i am still struggling with how to run class and finding drills for my students. I personally feel like i am failing my students, cause i haven't seen a lot of improvement in them, which i could blame on them cause some of them arent very motivated...
  15. escuelafraternidad

    Which is your best Taekwondo pattern (tul)?

    I received from Taekwondo Coaching this chart. Which is your favorite Taekwondo tul and why? What is the Taekwondo tul you most dislike?
  16. Ivan

    I need help with finding a new fighting stance

    I mainly do Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. However, I am having a lot of trouble mixing the skills that I have learnt from from both of these styles together. Everything is fine when I am sparring in boxing, since I don't have to worry about my boxing stance not being comfortable for kicks. To clarify...
  17. D

    Request: Types of Gym Workouts for this TKD practitioner

    Hey guys, I want to do some more gym workouts for my Taekwondo training with these goals: *Improving jumping height *Improve kicking speed and technique *Improve posture *Increase agility *Increase flexibility I also want to do weightlifting to increase my muscle mass and upper body strength...
  18. B

    Cross training hapkido with judo, arnis, TKD or a mixture 3

    I'm currently training at a place that offers hapkido (which I'm currently doing) TKD, and arnis. There's also a school offering judo once a week($50 for 10 classes) not far from where I'm already training. My question is ultimately which would be better, crossing hapkido(mon-wed) and arnis(sat...
  19. S

    1960's 9 Gwan/Kwan/Gyms united to create Taekwondo in relation to Pasa-Gwonbeop & Karate

    ==1960's 9 Gwan/Kwan/Gyms united to create Taekwondo in relation to Pasa-Gwonbeop & Karate== Taekwondo is a mix of Gwonbeop gym & Karate gyms. The following 5 Gwan gyms were the most famous & the earliest in Taekwondo history. Later, these became 9 Gwan/Kwan/Gyms (particularly with the...
  20. S

    Taekwondo isn't from Karate, it's from Korean Gwonbub that existed for 300 years

    Taekwondo isn't from Karate, it's from Korean Gwonbub that existed for 300 years. Taekwondo isn't from Karate. It's a misconception from how some called Taekwondo Toudi like they called Taekyun Judo, Jiujitsu with linguistic influence during Japanese occupation. Byungin Yoon, the father of...
  21. Ivan

    Anybody heard of the WRSA board for Tae Kwon Do?

    I started TKD like 6 months ago and getting my yellow belt was way too easy. I know this is a McDojo so I'm gonna leave even though I know my trainer is legit as her technique is perfect, but her school is based on money, money and more money. Only 2 of the black belts deserve their title, and...
  22. D

    Kicking question: Combing Strength Training with Flexibility training.

    Hey guys, this is a Taekwondo related question because it will involve high vertical kicks. In a book I read called Ultimate Flexibility by Sang H Kim, he talks about how doing high kicks involves not only kicking drills but resistance and flexibility training. The question I want to ask is...
  23. memory1179

    WTF Kukkiwon Dan holder to ATA Dojang?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am thinking of restarting Taekwondo and I would like to ask some questions and gain some advice from you. I have a Kukkiwon Dan certificate from South Korea. I was trained before during my youth in a WTF Dojang (Dojo) and during my military service there as my unit...
  24. Metal

    Flexing/bending the toes for kicks /dorsiflexion of the toe joints

    While this is not a TKD exclusive matter I still post it here since I'm a Taekwondoin on the one hand and it's an important aspects of basic Taekwondo kicks on the other. Flexing the toes, pulling or bending back the toes, dorsiflexion of the toe joint. However you wanna call it, certain...
  25. X

    I'm nervous about starting doing Taekwondo.

    Hello! I've recently started looking for a new hobby/activity and I started getting interested in Taekwondo and would like to start practicing it but I'm nervous about it. I talked to the gym I would attend and they said i'm more than welcome as a beginner but I suppose they say that to every...
  26. Choistic

    Korean Culture in Martial Arts

    To anyone who is an instructor, Do you teach the Korean language and culture to your students? How?
  27. Choistic

    I need help turning my Dojang around. (LONG POST)

    (Originally Posted on Reddit) I need help turning my Dojang around. (LONG POST) r/martialarts To whoever is reading this, I go to a Kukkiwon Studio. I am currently a 4th keup (Red belt) in Kukkiwon Style Taekwondo. Recently, I have gotten very concerned about the quality of my studio. It...
  28. F

    How to create respect in your Dojo

    I have been teaching tkd for about a year and half and one thing that I have always struggled with is respect, I mostly teach kids and the often want to talk during class constantly or just go into their own little world and stop listening when I'm talking to them. I understand there kids, but i...
  29. D

    Karate vs TKD

    Okay so as far as I know neither of these guys are grand masters. I don't know how much they train but I have no reason to suspect that they are anything other than average examples of their arts. My question is what do you think about their sparring? How do you rate their tactics and...
  30. Isaiah90

    Why Taekwondo will get you killed in self defense

    Here's a brief explanation why Taekwondo will get you beaten or killed on the streets. No situational awareness - The first problem is the lack of situational awareness. No one's going to "fight" you. It's going to be an unexpected attack. For example, heard of this Taekwondo practitioner who...