Tag: taekwondo

taekwondo sparring

One more session next week then we will be finishing, I aim to have done enough to help people who want to train at a club get a feel for what is involved as a minimum. One of ‘students’ kindly took some photos again…

Taekwondo at Whitelands part 1

Clearly a demonstration of expertise on how to sidestep zombies 😉

Rolling and falling

I asked for advice before this session as I have not done for some time and he recommended video – at end of this post. We did 3 basic types – falling backwards and rolling, falling forwards into roll and falling sidewards using pilates/yoga…

Snap kick and recoil

I have a new attendee at the staff sessions I’m running. They are an older adult with a fairly high fitness level and have dance and some basic body combat experience but also some back, hip, knee injuries. With the dance experience, they are…

Taekwondo coaching update

Weather was good for a return to training today. Richmond Park misty below en route. Practised roundhouse / full turn kicks today using new kickshield and my student found that easier than a kickpad/paddle because he said the resistance was better. We have previously…

Taekwondo coaching – preparing for higher kicks

I used this morning’s session to work up to higher kicks – taking account of existing abilities, recovery from illness, injury or both. Warm up included repetition of a basic jump in the air whilst jogging around, then: 1. Leg raises – front, outer…

Taekwondo coaching notes

Sort of keeping informal diary of what was done but generally noting – all sessions have been outside First session: Slightly longer warm up and stretch with explanation Reassurance re not following, slow, stiff, no need to learn everything at once… If attendees in…