Posted on 14 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott
What happened to the good old days when someone was a black belt they were respected and/or feared. It didn’t matter if they were a black belt in Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, or any-other-fu style. Now with the explosion of MMA the only 3 or 4 that seem to matter are JiuJitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling since that is typically the skills of most top mixed martial arts fighters. However, other styles still have their reason for existing. Other styles like Taekwondo, Karate, or Judo are still very important and effective as a self-defense even though they are not in the MMA mix.
Posted on 07 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott
A few weeks ago Evan Geis wrote a fantastic article on the Taekwondo Tornado Kick. Another great kick that MMA has adopted from the Taekwondo style that you don’t see often is the spinning heel kick also known as the reverse roundhouse kick.
Posted on 23 January 2013 by Evan Geis
written by: Evan Geis
There is one sport in the world known for its high flying, aerobatic, and spinning kicks. This is known as the sport of Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do. TaeKwonDo utilizes simple kicks plus the spinning of your hips to generate forces well over a ton. One of the more famous spinning kicks is the tornado kick.
Posted on 07 November 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Posted on 08 June 2012 by Tony Hackerott
The Taegeuk poomsae are formed in a way that enables the profound philosophy of Taegeuk to be an essential part of the techniques performed. Each Kwae is being reflected within each poomsae, which elucidates the Tae Kwon Do spirit as well as the profundity of its techniques.
The group of these eight poomsae is being taught and examined sequentially, from the yellow to black belt trainees.
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Tony Hackerott
In our last post we talked about how to find the perfect Taekwondo school, however what if you aren’t even to that point yet? What if you are still deciding if “little Tommy” or “little Sara” should learn Taekwondo or not. There are two issues that most parents worry about and the first one is that their child will get hurt while sparring. However, in most reputable schools your child will not spar until he or she has the skills to protect themselves in a sparring session. Secondly, parent worry about their child becoming a bully and using their new found Taekwondo fighting skills in the school yard beating up the less fortunate kids. However, in Taekwondo fighting is taught as the last resort and should only be used in self defense.
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts in the entire world. One of the strongest factors in its growth is its emergence as very popular Olympic sport. Every four years there is a spike in the members of Taekwondo students around the world. Another important factor in it’s growth is that there are numerous Taekwondo schools within any given community.
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Posted on 21 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott
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.
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.
Posted on 24 November 2011 by Jillian Bullock
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By Jillian Bullock
The Department of Justice, federal agencies, faith-based and other grassroots and community organizations are always looking to instill crime prevention programs to address at-risk youth and gang members. While many of these programs have failed, many people in the mixed martial arts community believe they have the answer.