Taekwondo in the London 2012 Olympics is almost upon us. For those who are lucky enough to get tickets to watch, they’re sitting pretty for the next few days.

But if you’re not lucky enough to either get tickets, or be able to fly all the way to London, what can you do to follow all the excitement and drama of Taekwondo in the Olympics as it happens..?

Well, technology is at hand that will allow you to watch every match, every day… all for a few bucks!

If you’ve lived in the UK for long enough, you know that the BBC is phenomenal when it comes to its coverage in most events.
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Ok, it’s officially 100 days to go to the next chapter of Taekwondo in The Olympics.  London 2012 is going to be a very interesting – for many reasons…

Firstly, it’s the debut of Electronic Protectors at the Olympics.  They’ve passed “quality control” at the World Championships last year, and are seemingly good enough for the greatest sporting event on earth.  But there are reservations as to whether they’ll hold up or not by many parties involved.  This we’ll cover in another article soon…

The second reason why this will be an interesting Games is because this will be a swan song for many athletes.
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Could the Taekwondo athletes from Greece be missing from the Olympics in London this summer? Well it could be possible..!
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Could the Olympics in London in the summer be the last chance for Sarah Stevenson to achieve her goal of Olympic Gold?  Could she be 4th Time Lucky?
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Talent Transfer in sport is a programme which has been utilized by many sporting organizations and bodies for a number of years, especially Taekwondo. Put simply talent transfer is where an athlete in one sport changes their focus to another sport. This can be due to a number of variables including higher probability of sporting success or even sporting inclusion in certain events i.e. Olympic Games.
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Olympic Laniard for London 2012 Games TaekwondoWell, the Olympics are well and truly in the air today. After getting all my tickets for all of the 12 events at the London 2012 Games, today I got my laniards for my tickets – woohoo! 😉

The whole process hasn’t been the easiest, by far…
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Taekwondo SparringYour Core and Taekwondo training are vitally important in your Taekwondo success, whether it’s just training twice a week, or competing at the Olympics.
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Tae Kwon Do FuelNutrition for Taekwondo performance is massively important and I CANNOT stress this message enough! I didn’t really understand how much of a vital role nutrition had to play in the overall training plan until I started to study it myself but I suppose it is a no brainer really in a weight mediated sport like ours.

The purpose of this article is going to be an introduction into why good nutrition is so important for Taekwondo performance and the benefits of a balanced diet.
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Is Taekwondo and Taekwondo Competition improving with electronic scoring systems?  Will it improve the game for the competitors and the spectators alike?  What will it mean for the Olympics?

Hmm… these are some very interesting and thought provoking questions!

Electronic scoring has been a WTF priority ever since the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and maybe before.
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Tae Kwon Do TrainingBalance in Taekwondo is one of the most important things, especially when you are kicking in Taekwondo competition or training.

But so many people don’t know they’re off balance, and if they do recognise it, they don’t know how to correct it.

When training people and working on their kicking technique, one of the first things I notice is their balance.  You may be asking how it’s possible to see if someone is off balance or not – it’s actually very easy to see.

When you look at someone kick, notice where they land.  If their foot is in a straight line with where they started to kick to where they were kicking to, then it’s in line.
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