Category Archives: Tae Kwon Do/Tang Soo Do/Hapkido

Taegeuk Poomsae: Childrens Taekwondo?

Much criticism is levelled at the WTF Taegeuk series of Poomsea (patterns) due to peoples misunderstandings. In this post, Orjan Nilsen answers these criticisms and points out how there is in fact a lot of practicality that is not immediately obvious. Continue reading

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Interview With Master Ray Gayle, 8th Dan Tae Kwon Do

Interview with Master Ray Gayle, Chairman of the Professional Unification of Martial Arts, 8th Dan Taekwondo, former British & European champion and a great advocate of martial arts for personal and spiritual development. Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development

Most traditional martial arts place high importance on perfection of movement. Why should this be when real fighting is far from perfect. This post looks at the advantages of striving for perfection of movement both in terms of combat effectiveness and spiritual development. Continue reading

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Differences Between Boxing Punch vs Traditional Martial Arts Punch

The differences and relative advantages/disadvantages of the a boxing punch compared with a traditional martial arts (Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu) punch. Continue reading

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Front Kick Variations (Pros & Cons)

There are 2 main variations of the front kick; hips facing forward and hips side on (plus a number of sub-variations). Here we look at the pros and cons of each variation! Continue reading

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