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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The 5 biggest mistakes in Taekwondo Competition are very simple ones. In fact, in Taekwondo competition YOU can actually be your own worst enemy rather than your opponent!
Over the years of watching Taekwondo matches I have seen so many people making mistakes and losing due to their own errors. The reason why I know this on a personal level is because I have made these mistakes myself!
So let’s look at how you can cost yourself the win and see which are the biggest, and most common, mistakes in Taekwondo competition. Continue reading →
At a local Taekwondo Competition last weekend. The competition wasn’t a very high standard, but it was good enough for experienced players to try stuff out and more or less get a good workout from it.
While watching a match, I overheard a Taekwondo player talking about how he was “looking at his next opponent” and how he was trying to “psych him out” – and it really made me laugh. Continue reading →