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Does Taekwondo Work In A Street Fight?

Posted on 21 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Taekwondo for self defenseI am sure you’ve heard it time and time, “Taekwondo (check out uniforms) doesn’t work in a street fight”.  There are certain situations that I tend to agree however I think as long as you understand the short comings of it then you can utilize it like any other martial arts for self defense.  The video below demonstrates this.

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Grandmaster Duk Sung Son

Posted on 30 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott


Written by: David Schwartz

In this day and age where sport style Tae Kwon Do is so prolific, it may surprise many to learn that there is a whole world of Tae Kwon Do which at its core believes in the principal of strong blocks and a single strike so powerful that a fight would ideally end in one blow.  No man was a greater champion for this approach to Tae Kwon Do than Grandmaster Duk Sung Son. Grandmaster Son passed away a year ago this week and as a former student, I feel a responsibility to share his unique contributions to the art of Tae Kwon Do with the broader Martial Arts community.

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Sevak Magakian : The Nicest Judo Guy to Ever Break your Arm

Posted on 24 February 2012 by DrAnnMaria

What you may know already know about Sevak Magakian – He has 10-3 record, with 80% of his wins coming by submission. He is an even six feet tall, fights at 155 lbs and was on season 12 of the Ultimate Fighter. Ever since he moved the U.S. from Armenia in his early teens, he has trained at Hayastan Academy, with Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell.

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Judo Olympian Rick Hawn on his MMA Decisions: “No regrets”

Posted on 15 January 2012 by DrAnnMaria

In 2004, a young judo player named Karo Parisyan had the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Instead, he chose to pursue mixed martial arts and the opportunity to compete in the UFC. Karo said in an interview recently that he had been asked the same question about “35,000 times” about whether he ever wished he had chosen differently. He said that he never regretted it once. Judo did not pay his bills. It cost him money. He took his judo skills to the UFC instead of the Olympic trials, a move which he believes was best for both him and the sport of judo.

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Ultimate Judo Style For MMA

Posted on 05 January 2012 by DrAnnMaria

Written by: AnnMaria De Mars

Best Judo Style For MMA Is The One You’ve Never Heard Of

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Should I Sign Up My Child for a Martial Arts Class?

Posted on 11 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott

With the launch of the new Karate Kid motion picture last week, some people are wanting to know if they should sign up their young child in a karate school. If you or the youngster has never attended a martial arts school in the past, it may be a frightening decision that comes with a good number of questions.

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38 Facts You Should Know About Taekwondo

Posted on 30 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Here are 38 facts about Taekwondo that you may not know.

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Taekwondo & Self Defense

Posted on 09 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

I am a full-fledged lover of the martial arts. To be specific I practice the Tae Kwon Do Forms, Tae Kwon Do Sparring and Poomse also.

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Martial Arts Supplies and Your Dojo

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

If you are an owner of a martial arts school in Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, or Jiu Jitsu or any other disciplines of martial arts, you probably already know that selling martial arts supplies is very important to your bottom dollar. Whether you are selling a martial arts uniforms, weapons, sparring gear, or training equipment you want the student to be able to actually use what you are selling them. So, it is imperative if they are buying a Dobak or Gi that you get them the correct size. One simple way you can do this is to use the free online martial arts uniform calculator that we provide here on The MMA Zone. All you need to figured out the size of uniform they will need is their height, body structure, and weight the calculator will do the rest.

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Most Dangerous Taekwondo Kicks

Posted on 22 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

One thing that the martial arts of Tae kwon do is known for is their Ariel and powerful kicks!  From the low sweeps to the aerial flying side kick they are all enjoyable to watch and even better when you can see them in a match, fight, or while sparring.  We realize that other martial art disciplines have similar style kicks with various names but Taekwondo and is known for it’s powerful kicks.

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