While working with athletes, one of the many (if not the highest) issues I have to work on is an athlete’s relationship with their family for the benefit of their Taekwondo Training and Competition Success.
On one of my many journeys to work with athletes to bring them to their next level, I had a talk with a young athlete this weekend, and it brought back to me the importance of who you associate with for success, not just in Taekwondo, but in Life in general.
This athlete was chatting with a “friend” (and I use that term loosely) on Facebook, and this “friend” was talking crap about his coach, and other people. His coach was definitely not happy, not because he was talking crap, but because what he was saying was firstly inaccurate but secondly and more importantly, because this young athlete let it get to him, and it was affecting his mindset. Continue reading →
Recently, while doing some work with a group of athletes I work with, I went over how they need to view tournaments that they go to for their overall Taekwondo success. I told them that it doesn’t matter about the local competitions, or even the International Open’s whether they win or lose. It’s not about winning. They’re about trying out new stuff, getting comfortable with new techniques and their performance.
People get caught up on that they have to win the whole time. This is especially true when competing either at National level, or at a local tournament. If they’re the local favourite, they feel there is pressure on them to win, every single time. Continue reading →
Here is a list of the top ten super foods that most health experts agree on. From fruits and vegetables, to whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes, this power-packed nutritional list will improve your training, and most importantly, your competitive edge! Continue reading →
We have all seen it… especially back in the old days… minutes and minutes of bouncing in a Taekwondo match!
One of the most common questions I ever get asked by people who don’t do Taekwondo is ‘Why are they just standing there bouncing around doing nothing? Why don’t they kick each other?’ To people who do Taekwondo this seems like a tedious question just like ‘Why don’t they put their hands up?’ but being honest how many people out there in the Taekwondo world know why we bounce… or what for? Continue reading →
Standing on the shoulders of giants… Some of you may be familiar with the term, but most of you won’t.
If you’re into Personal Development, you may have heard the term once or twice, but for those who haven’t, I’ll explain.
Now, when I say “Standing On The Shoulders of Taekwondo Giants” I don’t mean that you go and find the biggest person that you know and ask them if you can stand on their shoulders… It’s more of a metaphorical term, rather than a literal one. Continue reading →