Taekwondo, Mixed Martial Art (MMA), Extreme Weapons and Kicking (EWK)... With so many different martial arts practices and styles to choose from, how will I know which one is the best for me to learn? Growing popularity Martial Arts have become an increasingly popular...
Introducing your children to taekwondo sets goals for them and helps them to learn the skills to achieve these goals. They will also develop the strength and self-discipline to overcome setbacks along the way, how to get up and try again if they fall. Most importantly, they are going to learn how to treat others with respect. All of these skills will be useful in school, social situations and throughout life. While it is true that there is no single martial art that covers every aspect of every discipline, taekwondo with its focus on striking a balance between mind, spirit and body is a well-rounded martial arts technique.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year, our lives have significantly changed and most of us are still trying to get used to our new daily habits and routines. It has become necessary to follow the safety guidelines outlined by our government and medical authorities. Doing so is crucial for the protection of ourselves and others during this challenging time. Adhering to social distancing guidelines means it is necessary to avoid large groups and gatherings while doing physical and sporting activities. These restrictions have meant classes, including taekwondo have had to be cancelled or have been restricted to taking limited numbers. Thanks to technology and the Masters at United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy, you can now bring your taekwondo lessons to the safety and comfort of your living room.
When choosing a martial art for your children you want to find a discipline that offers a well rounded training regime like taekwondo. Your choice will also be dependent on your child’s age, and what facilities are available in your area. Taekwondo is a great starting point for very young children. When they are older, they may want to move on to MMA (mixed martial arts) or weapons and kicking.
Martial arts offers many benefits: it’s an amazing form of fitness, you’ll meet new people, and martial arts can improve your mental health. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in particular attracts many people for one core reason: it’s a great way to learn self-defense. Whether you’re a kid getting bullied or you’re uncomfortable walking to your car alone at night, knowing self-defense gives you peace of mind knowing that you can protect yourself if a bad situation arises. Here’s everything you need to know about MMA and self-defense.
We have developed OML – online martial arts learning! It’s a digital portal through which you can continue to learn from our experienced instructors. Here’s everything you need to know about OML: what it is, how it works and how it can help you become a better martial artist.
Earning a black belt, no matter which martial art you want to master, takes several years and a lot of determination, hard work and sacrifice. Black belts in some martial arts are more difficult to achieve than others and thus take longer. Anyone who earns a black belt is considered a master and should be given the appropriate amount of respect.
Taekwondo and Karate are both martial arts that have been practiced for hundreds of years and while they have many similarities, they also have a number of distinct differences. Both provide an excellent full body aerobic workout resulting in increased strength, fitness and balance while at the same time building mental focus and resilience. Additionally, both Taekwondo and Karate teach discipline, patience and self defense which contributes to increased self confidence. In this article, we look at the fundamentals of both practices and the main differences between them.
1. Where did Taekwondo originate? Taekwondo is a combat sport originally from Korea. This type of martial arts style dates back to the 1940s and 1950s. It was developed by Korean martial artists that were well versed with other martial arts styles like Karate,...