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5+ Ways to Build Your Confidence for Taekwon-Do Sparring

5+ Ways to Build Your Confidence for Taekwon-Do Sparring

Sparring can be intimidating. While some people love to spar, it makes others anxious, even to the point or avoiding it altogether. If this describes you, know that there are ways to build your confidence for taekwon-do sparring. Sparring may…
Sparring Tactics: Cutting Off the Ring

Sparring Tactics: Cutting Off the Ring

Let’s talk about cutting off the ring. One important way to help yourself win a sparring match is to control your opponent. If you can control his or her motion while imposing your own, you have a huge advantage. And…
4 Reasons to Avoid Full-Contact Sparring

4 Reasons to Avoid Full-Contact Sparring

Before anyone starts spitting venom in my direction, let me state for the record that full-contact sparring can be a good thing. There’s no substitute if you truly want to learn how to fight or to competently defend yourself if…