TKD Kickboxing – Front Kick (UFC 126 Silva vs Belfort Knockout Kick)

Hey everyone. Today I have a further breakdown of the Front Snap Kick which I had discussed in a prior video. After UFC 126 where Anderson Silva Knocked out Vitor Belfort with this kick, I’ve had some people asking exactly how to execute it. Now, it’s very similar to the first version: Raise the Knee…

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TKD Kickboxing – The Roundhouse Kick

Here is a breakdown of the basic version of the roundhouse kick from the rear leg. When done properly, this will work a variety of muscles, including calves, quads, glutes, abs, obliques, and lower back. Try it out for yourself. Here is a step by step breakdown on how to do the basic Taekwondo Roundhouse…

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New Lenox Martial Arts Students Bring Home Medals!

On Saturday, September 25th, students from Tiger Kwon’s Martial Arts Academies in New Lenox and Mokena, IL entered into the Michigan Cup Championship and challenged themselves against competitors from all over the country. After months of hard work, several of these students brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. Students who competed included: Caleb Boykin:…

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Competition and Weight Cutting

Well folks, good new and bad news. Bad news first. Due to schedule conflicts, I will not be competing on the date that I had planned. It sucks, but duty calls. Now the good news. I’m still staying on track with the Diet Solution Program because I’ve already lost 5 pounds in the last week.…

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Martial Arts Workouts and Excuses

Ok I’m gonna rant a little bit today. I’ve worked with some people who come in to my class solely for a workout. They don’t care about the self defense. They don’t care about the belts or uniforms. They just want that six pack showing again. I’m ok with that. I really am. What I’m…

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Martial Arts Training and Fat Loss Nutrition

So, I’ve decided I’m getting back into competition. Saturday, September 25th is the Michigan Cup Championship, and it’s my first competition in almost 10 years! I’ve done some sparring, but only in class. I’ve branched out into other styles, with kickboxing, grappling, etc. But this is the first time I’ve been entered in a Taekwondo…

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Martial Arts and Conditioning

Now first and foremost, let me specify the difference between fitness and conditioning. Now, usually these go hand in hand, but there are some significant differences, depending on your goals. Fitness is an open ended word, which can mean as little as, you look good in the mirror, or you have a low body fat…

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The Best Training Tool in Martial Arts

In martial arts, you see all kinds of equipment in catalogs from fancy uniforms, belts, striking targets, heavy bags, sparring gear, and weapons. But what tool can really ENHANCE the training experience more than all others? What can really add value to your training more than anything else you’ll find in a catalog? Well, you…

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Which Martial Art is Best?

This is a very popular question among people wanting to get started in martial arts but don’t really know the difference between all the styles out there. Now before anyone can HONESTLY answer this question for you, you have to understand exactly what you’re looking for in a martial art. There are many reasons to…

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Martial Arts for Self Defense

Doing Martial Arts for Self-Defense One of the most popular benefits advertised by martial arts schools is the ability to protect ourselves from harm through fitness, strength, skill and techniques to deter an attacker.¬†Martial Arts for Self-defense is a vital aspect of your overall health and wellness as it directly feeds into your need to…

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