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How To: Outer Forearm Low Block

How To: Outer Forearm Low Block

In the early patterns, the low block is often done with the outer forearm. The outer forearm is the bony area on the pinkie-finger side of your arm, just above your wrist. It covers one third of your forearm, starting…
How To: Perfect Patterns Punches

How To: Perfect Patterns Punches

If you tally up all the hand and foot techniques used in the patterns, I would be surprised if anything is used more often than the good ol’ punch. I suppose that makes sense: a good punch is easy and…
8 Simple Strategies to Make Your Taekwon-Do Patterns Rock

8 Simple Strategies to Make Your Taekwon-Do Patterns Rock

Whether or not you love patterns, you’re probably always trying to get better at them. And let’s face it, if you’re reading this article, you probably like patterns. They say practice makes perfect, but it’s how you practice that matters.…
How To: Taekwon-Do’s Walking Stance

How To: Taekwon-Do’s Walking Stance

The walking stance is perhaps the most-used stance in the Taekwon-Do patterns. It is often the third stance a student learns, after attention stance and parallel ready stance. The length and width of your stances in Taekwon-Do will be relative…
Taekwon-Do’s Parallel Ready Stance

Taekwon-Do’s Parallel Ready Stance

The parallel ready stance is used to begin most patterns as well as many other exercises in Taekwon-Do. The outsides of your feet should be one shoulder width apart and your toes should point straight forward. Bring your fists in…
How to Bow in Taekwon-Do

How to Bow in Taekwon-Do

Bowing is a simple thing, really. It’s one of the first things that a Taekwon-Do student learns—often the very first thing, because it’s how we start class. But I’ve seen a surprising number of students get it wrong. So let’s…