Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Taekwondo Syllabus

This post is for all students on the Taekwondo programme and working towards their next grade. It is intended to be a source of reference to the movements and techniques practiced within the class. Each grading will consist of the following components – Fundamentals (Basic motions), Self Defence, Sport Sparring, Breaking and Patterns. Below you […]

Taekwondo Poomsae (Patterns)

There are five components that form the Taekwondo syllabus. These are as follows: Fundamentals (kibon tallyon) Self defence (hoshin) Sport sparring (shihap kyorugi) Breaking (kyokpa) Patterns (poomsae) Patterns are practiced in order to ingrain basic movements and combinations. They allow the practitioner to develop many aspects of Taekwondo such as speed, fluidity, co-ordination, strength, power, […]

Black Belt & Beyond

To earn a black belt takes perseverance, hard work and dedication. Nigel Carey is a member of my one to one Taekwondo programme and looks set to earn his 1st degree black belt next year. A certification that will be registered at the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Headquarters in South Korea and recognised across the world. Nigel […]

Meet Jude

At just age 4, ¬†Jude is one of the youngest members on my Little Dragons Taekwondo Programme. Jude started training with us as soon as he turned 4 and has been having a great time in classes, learning a variety of new skills. Last week he was awarded his first grade, a yellow stripe. Martial […]