The many roles of an Instructor

Often we are motivated by articles we are sent by our friends and family. Sometimes they ring true, sometimes they just sound good. Try this one out for size, it was sent to me by a Black Belt.

What do you get when you join the ACTION TKD martial arts school?
Being taught to kick and punch, right?

What benefits are we really receiving from our Instructors and the ACTION TKD school?

  1. A life coach
  2. A psychologist
  3. A mentor
  4. An inspirer
  5. A supporter
  6. A friend
  7. A problem solver
  8. A stress reliever
  9. Being encouraged to believe in yourself
  10. A personal trainer
  11. A dietician
  12. A Strength, flexibility and weight loss coach
  13. Being taught personal victory
  14. Someone to call on 24/7
  15. Someone who encourages you and your children to have respect, patience, humility, discipline, perseverance, empathy, listening skills, loyalty and self control
  16. Being taught to work hard and play hard
  17. Someone who holds you accountable for your actions
  18. Being encouraged to set goals and reach them
  19. Someone who helps you build mental and emotional strength
  20. Someone who reminds you of your worth and who will stand by you
  21. Someone who teaches you to stand up to bullies
  22. Someone who sacrifices everything to teach you everything they know

Still think you’re just being taught to kick and punch here at ACTION TKD? Keep thinking.

We are back in action for 2016!

Action Taekwon-do is back in ‘action’ across all of our locations after a restful holiday break.

If you are looking to start Taekwon-do for the first time – please drop us a line via our enquiry form  and we will let you know what beginner Taekwon-do classes, times and locations we have available to suit you best.

For all returning students – please stay in touch with your instructor for information and details about your first class back for 2016.

Regards,

Paul

Master Instructor  – Action Taekwon-Do

 

Christmas / New Years Close Dates 2015

Everyone needs a holiday including our talented team of Instructors at Action Taekwondo.

This year our last class will be held on Thursday 17th December 2015 and we will be back with our first class commencing on Monday 11th January 2016.

If you need to get in touch with anyone during our Christmas / New years break – or you would or a family member would like to start with us in the new year – please drop us an email via our contact page. 

 

Speed is very important for powerful techniques

You probably know that speed is very important for powerful techniques. A small increase in speed leads to a surprisingly large increase in power. Last night we did an experiment to see how fast a side kick needs to be to break an unsupported board using slow motion video. Usually a board breaks partly because of the resistance of the holders, so if there’s no holder you need to kick much faster.

Your foot needs to travel from the ground to the ready position for your side kick (knee bent and pulled up, foot pulled across), then out to a locked position. For an 80kg person kicking, to break an unsupported board this all needs to take place in approximately three tenths of a second!

To improve your speed, you need to stretch more and improve your flexibility. You also need to practice your technique so that you can instinctively deliver the technique perfectly in such a short timeframe.

Remember that all your instructors were white belts once! Keep coming to training and you’ll be able to pull off impressive techniques like this as well.

2015 Workout

 

Has your fitness dropped a bit over the break? Try this awesome full-body workout to get back into it.

10x pushups

10x sit ups

10x leg raises, lying on your back

10x squats

12x bicycle crunches

10x knee crunches

10x pushups

12x flutter kicks

30 sec plank

10x squats

10x plank arm raises

10 sec side plank (each side)

 

That’s one set – start at 3 sets and work up to 5 or more with a 2 minute rest between each set. This is a great one to do in the morning in addition to your training.

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Action Instructors and Black Belts weekend 2014

Congratulations to all Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne Instructors and Black Belts who took part in last weekend’s training. It was a seriously action-packed weekend with hours of training, a kilometres-long navigation and obstacle course and plenty of challenges to put the participants’ physical and mental stamina to the test. Not only did all attendees show the extremely high standard of skill and physical fitness we expect to see in our senior students, but all students were extremely respectful, courteous and had a positive attitude to their training.

I hope to see you at the next training weekend, but until then – see you on the training floor.

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Practice everything!

There’s always the temptation when practising a martial art to just practice with the students and techniques you know. Sometimes we can get caught up in practising our technique and form so much that we forget what our art is designed for. Last night at Moreland was an awesome session where we went through how some of your basic techniques can be used in self defence, as well as some more advanced techniques from patterns. Remember that although good technique is hugely important, it’s no good unless you know when and how to apply it.

Keep practising so that your techniques are as well-executed as possible, and if you don’t know what a technique is used for ask your Instructor!

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