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About David

David is a former competitor with over 16 years international experience representing Ireland in the Middle Weight and Heavy Weight Divisions. He has competed in 5 World Championships, 4 European Championships and was National Champion 13 times. He now works with athletes accelerating their success with optimal Nutrition and Sports Psychology.

Olympic Taekwondo – How To Watch Live…

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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Taekwondo Competition – 100 Days To Go To Taekwondo In The Olympics

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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Taekwondo Competition – Is Electronic Scoring Good For Taekwondo?

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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Taekwondo Training – Your Balance When Kicking In Taekwondo Part 1

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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Taekwondo Competition – Cook Wins European Quadruple

Aaron Cook Taekwondo Back Kick British Taekwondo phenom Aaron Cook has just accomplished a European Competition First – A Quadruple European Gold haul.

Cook pulled off a stunning fourth European Championships title, making him the first competitor ever to win continental Gold in every possible age group.
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Taekwondo Competition – Do You Worry What Others Think?

In Taekwondo competition, especially at World and Olympic level, there are those that stand out from the rest. There are those athletes that everyone wants to see, everyone believes will will and everyone almost wants to be like. These people aren’t very common on our sport, or any sport for that matter. Every sport has this type of person…

Every so often, someone comes along, and it doesn’t matter what they do, they inspire us with what they do.
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Taekwondo Competition – Can Video Gaming Give You The Edge?

Fighting Make You Better Taekwondo Player?Can playing video games make you into a better Taekwondo Player? Can they give you the edge in Taekwondo competitions? Is spending all those hours shooting people left right and center actually going to pay off for you finally?

Well, some studies are showing that it actually just might pay off for you! 🙂
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