Thursday, 19 May 2016

The www.international-taekwondo-council.com has created Ecards for all student, degree grades and instructors so they can be part of a truly international central database.

Uploading your grade certificate means you have a back up copy you can get from anywhere in the world.

It is just one of the many ways the ITC is showing they are there to help all schools no matter the badge or style.

They are even doing a perks system for everybody, so as an instructor it gives you another way to give your students another thanks for been a part of your school, it can save them thousands of pounds a year.

Take a look.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

One to One Personal Training


Personal training in the self defence art of Tae Kwon Do is as rewarding as is challenging because if you want to be the best you can be then this is the ultimate way to ensure you are.

It will allow you even more opportunity to improve your own technique in every aspect.

Sparring.
Retaliation self defence.
Tuls.
Technique breakdown.
Body balance.
Fitness.
Focus.
Effective understanding.
Philosophy.
Every thing that you ask.

Ask your instructor for more information.










Saturday, 28 March 2015

Black Belt Sessions Pre Grading

Black Belt Sessions Pre Grading.

There are pre grading sessions available 2 times a year and in three week Saturday sessions.

These are aimed purely to assist you to go over all your syllabus and Tuls, highlighting area's for you to refresh your memory.

These sessions are two hours long and will also test your fitness in readiness to grade.

Further details and confirmation coming soon.


Monday, 23 March 2015

Tae Kwon DO uttilisation of Sine Wave

Tae Kwon DO uttilisation of Sine wave ?

Sine wave is a description of fluid but maximised Physical movement.
Utilising the term sine wave as the diagram displays.


The term is not created for Tae Kwon Do but an explanation as to gain use of gravity and momentum.

Think of when you walk as Gravity is used here to take a step and between steps you are at maximum height from the ground and at step you are at lowest point..

So with this in mind then the block, punch or kick etc should be timed and executed with the drop and prepared at peak hight.

The student should be relaxed at all points except when that point is contact.

Correct breath control should also follow the sine wave as should hip twist again the natural movement generated to take a step and leg spring or thrust as may be the better term to some.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

I.T.C Foundation

Creation of the I.T.C

In September 2010 Mr McNally of the A.T.K.D.A decided to create a group for all Tae Kwon Do groups to show unity and come together to share thoughts and suggestions to continue the words and wishes of General Choi Hong Hi "to help build a more peaceful world.

The values and ideas were recognised by many Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and such.

So began the show of unity.

The below chose to support voluntary the efforts of Master J McNally.

Grand Master Kwang Duk Chung 
Grand Master Paul Liversidge
Master Benny Teh
Mr David Anderson.

Then also.
Master R Lawrence

All of the above have contributed greatly to the spread and growth of the selfless aims of the ITC and its Founders.

From the initial inception the group has grown to over 3000 like minded individuals joining as last count in March 2015.

Grand Master Kwang Duk Chung left the position for his own reasons and time allowances.

But wishes the I.T.C the best of success.

The I.T.C grows by following the Tenet's of TKD and welcoming not only members of one art or style but all arts.

So to further this growth and show of true Martial Way the new world body is now in inception.

The Martial Art Council.

This Council will be for every discipline from every corner of the globe, to offer support and unity.

So to join while keeping your group identity and to truly help build a more peaceful world, watch this space www.martial-arts-council.com

It is free to join.

Friday, 19 September 2014

An introduction to the Edict or 'Ye' of Tae Kwon-Do

As a student it is important to understand the edict involved in our martial art.  It is utilised throughout our class in different ways.  

First when you enter or leave the dojo you bow towards the room to show your respect for the room in which you will learn from higher grades and where you will help and teach lower grades.

Second when you line up for class you line up in grade order with the highest grades to the front right of the rows of the class and white belts at the back.  This is not to say that White belts are pushed to the back until they learn enough but rather so that they have more people in front in grade order the oldest student is farthest to the right and the youngest is to the left.  Rows and columns are straight at all times  from the front right focal point.

Third Sitting relaxed with the soles of your feet together and your hands resting on your knees or thighs rather than having your feet pointing straight out towards the instructor.  With your feet and hands in this position you are showing that you are relaxed but attentive to the instruction of your instructor. This is also to ensure good continued blood flow while breaking between excessive and or activity.

Fourth when the class starts the most senior (front-right position) member of the class will call the class to attention signalling to the instructor that the class is ready.  Once the class is in relaxed parallel stance the senior student will request the class to bow to the most senior person in the room.  Normally the most senior instructor in the room will be the only instructor not in formation.  If a senior black belt is observing a junior black belts instructor style then you would bow to the most senior black belt then the instructor, a good point to note is when facing the senior instructor one should bow and not raise from the bow prior to the instructor.

Fifth every once in a while someone will be late for class. If this happens to you then you should make sure that you are presentable before you enter the hall. Once you enter the hall you bow to the hall then utilising a brisk jog down the side of the venue and traning students to the front of the class, there you should stand in ready stance and await for the instructor to turn to you.  You then bow and apologise prior to the asking of permission to join the class you only join the class once permission is granted.

Sixth if you are late and the class has already lined up but the class have not started you should once following the fith guide, not step into your grade position but rather you line up at the back of the class so as to signify that you understand lateness is not accepted also that you honour the rest of the class who arrived before you, also at the end of the class you should return to the said same line position.

Seven if you have not got your full Dobok you are considered a white belt for that class.

Eight shaking hands with your instructor this is something you should do at either the start but definitely the end of a class there is a correct way of shaking hands you extend your right hand and place your left hand below your right elbow this traditionally showed to the person that you were bowing to that you hold no weapon, also the first significance of this was to show respect and tidiness, as originally when serving food etc to a senior house or clan member then your hand under the right would be preventing your clothing dipping the food. This is also how you shake hands with the instructor when you receive your new belt after a grading, for anything received then you should take with both hands also present with both hands.

This of course is only the beginning for the student and as you progress towards mastering Tae Kwon-Do you will naturally find your Ye throughout your classes, your interactions and your life.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

9th Kup Terminology

For this grading you must know the following terms and the terms for 10th Kup's

Obverse - Baro
Kick - Chagi
Reverse - Bandae
Knife hand - Sonkal
Middle Block - Kaunde Makgi
Inner forearm - An Palmok
Strike - Taerigi
Outer forearm - Bakat Palmok
Front Kick - Ap Chagi

Side kick - Yop Chagi