Month: February 2017

tkd coaching update – plans good to go

Assessed session and general practical session plans now ok’d so good to go in March. I was concerned that progression not really measurable enough but this is ok. Will think about more fun elements to add in between now and then especially for opponent…

Planning kicking sessions

At the moment still going with axe kicks for assessed practical and running 6×30 min session with senior class leading up to moving to side of opponent & kicking (1/2 turn minimum) as these are useful for sparring. Like most people I have sometimes…

DJI OSMO camera stability

We have been looking at different options for recording video for online learning. Cycling through Radiotherapy in Sutton is not an option we can probably achieve without causing unnecessary stress for patients or staff, however there are other options for using for tours of…

Power & biological efficiency 

Interesting post from Weakness with a Twist. The comparison to martial arts using the most efficient amount of e.g power / force etc to achieve a goal is similar to biology and making most efficient use of resources. Haven’t heard the Chinese metaphors before…

GB Taekwondo Coaching Day 2

Another interactive and full-on day, it has been well taught. There are a number of self study tasks to be completed in addition to the 4 planned sessions and assessment. This morning was about techniques, skills, performance development / improvement and then how to…

WTF para tkd championship in London 

This is not to take anything away from the amazing people who are making taekwondo more accessible as a paralympic sport or our competitors. Found out yesterday that apparently we’re hosting it in October. Nice for us as a development opportunity in London but…

GB Taekwondo Coaching Day 1

I asked friend who specialises in specific learning needs about ‘Intellectual’ classification and she said that Neurodiverse is better so will change it to that.  Today Asked to think about coaching philosophy – unique to a coach – not sure yet but will be…