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, taekwondo kicks! Issue #009- What Defines A Good Black Belt?
May 02, 2010
In this edition of taekwondo kicks!...
Defining a Good Taekwondo Black Belt
Is being a good taekwondo black belt as much about attitude as is it about skill? This month we take a look at the characteristics that define a great black belt. And we invite you to give us your opinions.
What's the big deal with yoga stretching?
Is yoga stretching just like any other stretching. Or is there more to it? Deb looks at the deep relaxation and calmness yoga brings and explains how this can help you with your martial arts training.
More Self Defense MovesAs always we try to give you some new moves to work on each month. Here's some self defense moves you can add to your skill set. The photos are not static - they were taken during a high speed routine - this gives them authenticity and real impact.
Visitors Story of the Month
Taekwondo-information.org visitor Sevastian Campos has submitted a fantastic story to our site. He has taken a deep look inside himself and fought a very personal battle. He shows great maturity as he comes to realize that his taekwondo journey is about his own self improvement and has nothing to do with how well anyone else in the Dojang is performing.
Book Review - The Indomitable Martial Art of Korea
One of our visitors J Fraser has reviewed The Indomitable Martial Art of Korea by Grandmaster Dong Keun Park & Master Allan Schein. He has been training for 2 years and still refers to this book all the time.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the site this month - it's fantastic that so many of you are prepared to take time out to help and inspire your fellow students. Here's a selection of our favorite submissions.
And finally a great news story...
A 54 year old librarian gets her black belt
A former library manager has proved she is no quiet bookworm as she celebrates achieving her black belt in Taekwondo. Much to the amazement of her colleagues, by night Shirley, 54, was busy training in taekwondo and not reading a book at home. (more...).
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