Posted on 04 February 2013 by Evan Geis
Written by: Evan Geis
When pondering over Tae Kwon Do and the UFC one name pops out. That fighter is no other then Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Pettis is based in Tae Kwon Do. This is not only rare in the UFC but, makes his kicks volatile. Pettis is known primarily for three kicks. Those are his rib smashing roundhouse kick, hid hidden over the top roundhouse, and of course his famed Showtime kick. Let’s take a deeper look into this kicking superstar.
Posted on 19 July 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Taekwondo is a sport that requires great agility, focus, and dedication. As much as the techniques are about fighting and self-defense, they also invoke self-respect and confidence. If you want to gain respect in your Taekwondo tactics, you must first appreciate the art itself. Part of showing appreciation to the craft of Taekwondo is by wearing the uniform, or dobok properly.
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 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.
Posted on 13 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott
If you have attended a martial arts class whether it was Karate, Tae Kwon Do, or Kung Fu as had to practice a form or Kata. A form or Kata is a system or series of moves and techniques that are done in a specific order. Most students start martial arts anticipating to learn how to fight.
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Posted on 26 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott
Hapkido, Taekyon, Kwan Moo, Yongmudo, Gwon Gyokdo, Hwa Rang Do
Sun Kwan Moo
Posted on 02 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott
Taekwondo’s origins date back to the 2,000 years when it was created as a way of unarmed combat.It wasn’t until 1955 when Choi Hong Hi helped to modernize the art making it both a self defense and a sport.The unique feature of Taekwondo as compared to Karate, Judo, or Kung Fu is that is focuses on attacking the opponent with kicks.In 2008 it is estimated that there are over 50 million practitioners of Taekwondo.It also received a boost by the Olympics when it was added to the games in 2000.