I 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.
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.
Here are 38 facts about Taekwondo that you may not know.
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.
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.
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.
Taekwondo belts and their color aren’t just a random assortment of colors to look pretty, but are actually quite functional They are used to separate the ranks in this dynamic discipline. In Taekwondo, each belt color has a meaning which lets students themselves along with other students recognizing their development and growing knowledge.
There is not a lot that you will need to start your journey into the martial arts more than an open mind. But we wanted to put together a quick list of things the first time Taekwondo student will need to have for their very first class. First we have covered the essential required items, and then some of the optional items you may or may not want to include. Lastly, we have added a few little tidbits of random things which will make those first few weeks more enjoyable and maybe even fun!