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Taekwondo Competition – Talent Transfer A New Era For Taekwondo? Pt1

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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Taekwondo Nutrition – The Science Pt1

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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Taekwondo Strength Training Basics – The Back Squat

Tae Kwon Do Strength & Conditioning Training One of the best exercises a Taekwondo athlete can use in the gym as a part of their Strength and Conditioning program (and even pretty much all year round!) is the back squat.

There are many variations of the squat movement and the back squat is what is regarded as the “classical” all round movement for lifting with legs. Here I will discuss how the squat movement works and what benefits you gain from performing it.
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Taekwondo Training – Elements Of A Strength & Conditioning Program

Tae Kwon Do Strength & Conditioning TrainingIn Taekwondo training, a good Strength and Conditioning program is a vital component to your success, both short and long term.  To gain a better understanding of a proper Strength and Conditioning program we need to understand some of the key elements that is in one.

Firstly as stated in previous articles we need to know what we are training for. What is our goal and what do we need to do to achieve it? Once we know this we can then start to periodize our training.  We cover this in more detail at Taekwondo Training – Periodization I and Taekwondo Training – Periodization II
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Taekwondo Flexibility 101 – Factors Affecting Stretching

Taekwondo StretchingThere are many different factors that affect stretching and flexibility in Taekwondo.

One of the main things I see as a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) and Taekwondo coach is different levels of flexibility. Some kids, as soon as they enter the gym, can stretch right down into box splits. Others have to train for years to barely touch their toes.
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5 Biggest Mistakes In Taekwondo Competition

Taekwondo CompetitionThe 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.
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The Value of Family In Taekwondo Training and Competition

Tae Kwon Do Value Of FamilyWhile 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.

In my last article – Taekwondo Success Is Determined By The People You Associate With – I talked about how the people you hang around with will determine how well you do.
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Taekwondo Training – Periodization II

Tae Kwon Do TrainingIn the last article – Taekwondo Training – Periodization – we had a brief introduction explaining what periodization is and why it is important. Hopefully you have written your goals and your training elements down as advised.

However we now have all of this information and need to put it into a coherent plan that works in one direction taking us step by step closer to our ultimate goal. Whatever your goal is, whether it be making National Team for the Olympic Games or winning a local competition, the planning process is quite similar… getting to the Olympic Games just takes a little bit longer that’s all 🙂
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Taekwondo Training – Periodization I

Tae Kwon Do TrainingOK, so we understand it is necessary to be doing Strength and Conditioning in order to be a more proficient athlete or even to meet your weight loss/fitness goals in Taekwondo etc.

But the biggest question I get asked by Tae Kwon Do athletes and coaches alike is where to start? What do you need to do first? This is where periodization takes the forefront.
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