Tag: taekwondo

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…

Glutes stretches

I’m running senior tkd session next Saturday.  We will do some gluteus maximus, minimus stretches which attempted to show in the video below. I forgot to say, once stretch is too comfortable, move the band above knees. We can use partners to hold legs…

Mega Kickathon Fundraiser for Grenfell Tower

Created by Kensington Taekwondo chief instructor who so far knows of children from his club who have sadly lost their lives and children who have lost their parents. He has suggested several kicks which can be used to achieve the 1000 kicks and the…

Wheelchairs session 2 (long)

There are 5 of us altogether, it’s the young ones who are more interested than the older ones. I’m running it immediately after our normal session to make it as easy as possible for our students to attend (sometimes afterwards they practice anyway) but…

Taekwondo CL Coaching Day 3 Assessed Practical

Everyone in our group passed the practical today, it was a really nice group and friendly atmosphere throughout. Everyone chose different activities / kicks. We were advised to keep it simple so it ranged from axe, spinning back hooks & side kicks, 360 jumping…