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  • Check out our newest video: Kick Like A Pro #13: The Twist Kick | Taekwondo Tutorial

    Today, we're showcasing the Twist Kick. This is one of the harder kicks to execute, therefore, we're going to reverse engineering it all the way back to stage 1. The Twist Kick is a kick that you can do with the front leg, with the back leg, on attacking and on counter-attacking. This is not a kick that you will do often, but it's a complementary kick that you will want to have up your sleeve. It's great to put this kick together with techniques like the Round House and the Flop Kick. ....

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  • Check out our newest video: Kick Like A Pro #12: The 360° Jump Back Kick | Taekwondo Tutorial

    Today, we're learning the 360° Jump Back Kick. One of the fancier kicks out there. If you loved the Flop Kick and you want to learn another trick kick, you're in the right place. The 360° Jump Back Kick is a kick that is normally used on attacking, but today, I'll get into the counter-attacking option as well. This kick has two main moves: one is the bait kick, and one is the back kick. These two moves have a jump in between. What you want is your opponent to counter-attack you on the bait kick so you can jump into your Back Kick. Stay until the end to hear our Pro-Tips and how to avoid beginner mistakes! ....

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  • Check out our newest video: 3 Front Leg Kicking Combos | Taekwondo Tutorial

    In today's video, Master Adrian is going to show you three useful Taekwondo front leg kicking combos that can be used when sparring. Take a look at the: • Jump Round Hose + Jump Axe Kick + Crescent Kick + Outer Axe Kick • Twist Round House • Jump Axe Kick + Tornado Kick Watch each combo in real time and then in slow motion! ....

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  • Check out our newest video: Kick Like A Pro #11: The Flop Kick | Taekwondo for Beginners

    I'm Master Adrian with W1 Taekwondo in Portland, Oregon, and today, we're learning a new school kick that's used a lot in today's sparring game: the Flop Kick, also known as the Slice Kick. This kick requires a lot of skill & finesse. Watch this video to see the kick broken down, and stay until the end to hear my Pro-Tip. The Flop Kick is a kick that can be down with the front leg, with the back leg, on attacking or counterattacking. You are going to use it based on the situation you are in. We'll be discussing this kick in the context of olympic sparring. I like to look at the Flop Kick as a trick kick and that's what makes it fun. Why? Because Taekwondo sparring, like any other ....

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  • Check out our newest video: 4 Exercises to Improve Your Hip & Ankle Range of Motion (Home Workout)

    When it comes to sports or becoming an athlete, range of motion and flexibility are often overlooked. A lot of people usually focus on speed and power or strength and conditioning, but having full range of motion is the foundational ability that allows you to improve in all other areas. Today, I'm going to show you four moves that will improve your hip and ankle range of motion. ....

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  • Check out our newest video: Kick Like A Pro #10: Double Jump Round House | Taekwondo for Beginners

    Today at W1 Taekwondo in Portland, Oregon, we're breaking down one of the most dynamic kicks in Taekwondo, which is the Double Jump Round House. We're going to execute the basic Double Jump Round House, Triple Jump, and even Quadruple Jump. Stay until the end to listen to our Pro-Tip! The Double Jump Round House is a dynamic combination of two Round House Kicks with a jump in between. It's a very versatile kick that can be used for attacking, counter-attacking, and in & out of the clinch. It's one of the kicks I've used most in my sparring career because in the old school sparring game, it would offer you a lot of opportunities to score. It's true that it's used less in the new ....

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  • Poomsae Basics: How to Improve your Taekwondo Forms

    I'm Master Adrian with W1 Taekwondo in Portland, OR and today, we're talking about a few Poomsae basics. We'll be discussing how to make your Poomsae forms better as a beginner, how to create snap on your techniques and the most efficient way to learn the patterns. Poomsae are a traditional way of training that, throughout time, were brought to an art level by finessing the details and the techniques. They are also a full body workout commonly used in Taekwondo training. Whatever you do on the left side, you mirror on the right side and vice versa. Download the full PDF with Forms 1-8 here . Now let's take a look at a few tips that will help you improve ....

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  • Check out our newest video: 7 Minute Martial Arts Footwork Workout (Do It at Home!)

    In today's video, we're doing a martial arts footwork workout that can be done anywhere! All you need is tape. Place the tape on the ground in a + pattern and follow along with our workout. This will increase your foot and movement speed, which is highly important in any sport or martial art. Be sure to take breaks and drink enough water! Exercise Guide: All you need for is this workout is tape, a watch and some floor space. Set your tape in a cross. Each exercise should be performed for 30 seconds - 15 seconds each side where it applies. Feel free to take 30 seconds - 1 minute break between exercises if it gets too intense for you. See full list of exercises at the end of the ....

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