Tag Archives: Taekwondo Winning

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 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 Inspiration – How Great I Am

While browsing the web the other day, I came across a video that really hit me right between the eyes. It’s from one of my heros, not just in sport, but in life in general, with some of the best quotes from some great movies.
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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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“Psyching Out” Your Opponent in Taekwondo Competition

Tae Kwon Do Winning SystemsAt 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.
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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 Success Is Determined By The People You Associate With

Tae Kwon Do Winning SystemsOn 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.
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How To Win Major Championships By Losing In Taekwondo

Win in Tae Kwon DoRecently, 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.
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Winning By Failing in Taekwondo

Taekwondo Success & WinningI was reading an article about failure and success by a friend of mine this morning, and it got me thinking… It got me thinking about why very few people succeed in Taekwondo competitions and championships, and why so many don’t.

I began to wonder what it is that gives those who win the edge over those who don’t… And it became apparent very quickly that it was all to do with failure.

From training with the best Taekwondo athletes in the world – multiple Olympic and World Taekwondo Champions – to working with some of the best up and coming athletes in the Taekwondo world, that those who have succeeded and won Taekwondo Gold Medals time and time again are the ones who fail, time and time again.
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Taekwondo Sparring Mental Games

Taekwondo SparringSo, you’re at a competition, you’re feeling a bit nervous. The Taekwondo players in your weight division are all experienced, some moreso than you.  So how to do you give yourself the advantage?

How do you get around those nerves and thoughts that don’t help you and turn them into something that works for you?
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