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How to keep your body healthy as a martial artist

How to keep your body healthy as a martial artist

How to keep your body healthy as a martial artist

For you to become a great martial artist, you’ll have to undergo rigorous training for your body to reach its full potential. 

Get to know your body better when you enrol at Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy! Get started with basic martial arts training by reaching out to us on our official channels found on the homepage of this website

Dietary tips to keep your body healthy

There’s no specific diet that anyone can follow up to a tee. Keeping your body healthy often depends on a person’s genetics, body composition, age, goals, and day-to-day activities. What you can do as a martial artist is to find the right balance for you, especially with the help of an expert. 

With this said, it wouldn’t hurt to learn about a few tips and guidelines to jumpstart your healthy diet. Here are some of the tips by Master Myung to keep your body healthy: 

  1. Too much sugar isn’t good for the health

Although sugary food is delicious, it doesn’t really do anything good for your body. What makes it more alarming is that most food in the market sneak in unhealthy sugars that most people are unaware of. Sugar is highly addictive, and it’s hard to remove from your diet especially when your body craves for it. 

It’s best to check the nutritional content of your food purchases to see if it’s high in sugar. Avoid candies, sweets, sodas, ice cream, and some ‘sports drinks’ on the market as much as you can. You’ll be surprised at how much your energy will increase if you remove sugar from your diet.

  1. Eat food that’s rich in nutrients

Your body requires a lot of nutrients to function properly. When you’re a martial artist, these needs increase by a lot because you’re undergoing rigorous training which requires energy. For you to increase stamina, you’ll need to start eating healthier with the following food recommendations:

  • Lean proteins such as fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds
  • Lean and healthy meat such as poultry and red meat
  • Whole grain food
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Healthy fats such as omega-3 and avocados
  1. Avoid low-fat and low-carb labels

Keep your snacks healthy by eating cheese sticks, fruits, tree nuts, vegetables, and other nutritional food. Avoid low-fat and low-carb labels in the market as much as possible because these are as unhealthy as artificial food. Read the labels carefully on the things you buy to know the nutritional value of the product. 

  1. Trans fat is the enemy

Most food used in baking and fast-food restaurants are filled with trans fat. This is highly unhealthy when consumed because it’s made artificially to replace healthier fat alternatives that naturally occur in nature. Always check the nutritional content of the food you buy from the grocery store. If there’s a presence of trans fat, then you should reconsider buying it.

Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy: Basics of Taekwondo

Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy: Basics of Taekwondo

Self-control, perseverance, integrity, courtesy, and an indomitable spirit are the basic values that you need to have to start a wonderful journey in Taekwondo. But, that is not all you’ll need to kickstart your career in this sport. 

Let us guide you through your first steps in the world of Taekwondo. With the help of our dedicated instructors at Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy, we are sure that you’ll have a bright future in this sport ahead of you. Allows us to give you a complete beginner’s guide to Taekwondo through this article. 

What should you expect? 

Expectations allow you to see the things that you deserve in your Taekwondo lessons. It also helps in making your purpose for learning clear. When jotting down your expectations, you should ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Why are you here? 

Always know your purpose. Are you here to simply learn Taekwondo as a hobby, self-defence, as an exercise, or as a sport that you are passionate about? These questions are important to make a sound decision to start your journey in Taekwondo. It also allows you to have a better outlook on how much time you’re going to spend for your Taekwondo class. 

  • What do you want to achieve?

How far do you want your lesson to go? Are you aiming for a beginner level skill, or are you willing to take it a few extra miles by going for the black belt? Answering this clearly will allow you to choose your lessons wisely and balance your effort for Taekwondo and everything else. 

  • What Taekwondo academy are you attending? 

This is one of the most important aspects to consider when determining your expectations. The level of care, training, and quality you’re going to get all depends on your Taekwondo school. 

Choosing Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy as your learning grounds for Taekwondo allows you to aim high on your expectations. Considering that our school is one of the best Taekwondo academies in the whole region, you can expect that the quality of training you’re going to get here is nothing short of the best you will ever receive from a Taekwondo school. 

We have previous champions in our academy who are willing to lend you a hand on your journey to achieving the best in Taekwondo. Each of them is a black belter trained under the careful and expert hands of Master Myung himself. 

Have you finally settled down on your expectations? Visit us at Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy and let us put a check on all of your expectations for your Taekwondo classes. We’ll make sure to give you only the best and most suitable program to enhance and take your skills to the next level. 

Benefits of Taekwondo

Let’s look at the benefits of Taekwondo training for you depending on your age, gender, and group. This is an important step to further encourage you to do your best in your training. With that said, here are the benefits of Taekwondo: 

  1. Children

Children are among the most teachable pupils in the academy. They are young and open to any information, which can be dangerous. For this reason, it is important to only teach them the most valuable things like discipline. A young practitioner of Taekwondo learns discipline and respect at such a young age. 

As the core values of the sport, things such as integrity, respect, and discipline are honed by the instructors through a friendly and supportive environment. Things such as confidence and self-esteem from numerous successes in the sport are also likely to skyrocket in Taekwondo since they are given multiple chances to excel. 

  1. Elders

There is no such thing as “too old” to start practising Taekwondo. Here at Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy, our instructors can customize a special program just for you. Each of our programs is designed to fit different levels, age, fitness, and confidence. With this, you will be challenged to do your best without being pushed to try things that will make you uncomfortable. 

  1. Families

Doing Taekwondo together is a great way for the family to bond and perform a single activity that everyone can enjoy. It allows all the members to trust and strengthen their bond by helping each other along their journey. 

  1. Women

Taekwondo is one sport that women can excel on just as much as a man can. In this sport, a woman can learn how to be confident and secure with her own strength. Sparring and self-defence classes will give any women the knowledge and confidence to feel safe in any situation. 

  1. Men

Taekwondo provides a good outlet for men to release pent-up tension. Also, it is an easy way to stay in good shape while also learning how to protect oneself from threatening situations. 

Basic moves in Taekwondo 

Every beginner student needs to start from somewhere. In Taekwondo, it is through these ten techniques that you will learn how to master the sport and climb your way up to the ladder. 

These are necessary moves that will allow you to further improve your skills and sharpen your senses. Also, it helps train your muscles to take on the stances of the advanced level moves and techniques. Here are 10 basic steps that you need to learn in Taekwondo: 

  1. Straight punch

The first move you must know is the straight punch. No, it’s not like a normal punch. Straight punch applies accuracy in the movement and allows you to make a better impact with simple stances. 

To deliver a straight punch, you must have your fist resting on a chamber on your hip. This is necessary to create balance. After that, you push your fist forward and land the punch on your opponent. Practising this technique often will give you better accuracy and aim. 

  1. Low block

Low square is a type of defence move. It is among the primary blocks that you will learn in Taekwondo. To do this block you need to put your fist to your opposite shoulder and clear it downward towards the pelvis. Put one of your knees down on a steady kneeling position and stop incoming attacks with your fists. 

  1. Front kick 

The front kick is the foundation of every kicking movement that you will do in Taekwondo. Almost all kick techniques start with a front kick and followed up by numerous other moves. Balance is the most important component in delivering a successful front kick. To create the perfect balance, we encourage you to practice your stance daily. 

  1. Knife handshake

Knife handshake, or more commonly known as a karate chop, is a movement that focuses all your strength on your straightened out fist. It is performed with both feet planted securely on the ground and your hand and limbs completely straight. It can be done with the palm facing either up or down. Normally, people using this moves target the weak points such as the trachea, neck, or temple to quickly immobilize the enemy. 

  1. Back fist strike

The back fist strike is a common move that will see from famous personalities such as Bruce Lee. It is a quick move that you can pull to disorient an attacker or to strike under the bridge of the nose to make a quick escape. 

With this technique, the back of the fist is used to deliver even more damage. This move comes from a lower vantage point where the opponent won’t easily notice your move. Mastering this technique will allow you to have a quick and damaging move in your arsenal. 

  1. Inside block

The inside block is another type of defence move that allows you to make an inward sweeping motion that draws the opponent’s attack away from the body by hitting it off to the side. 

  1. Sidekick

The sidekick is one of the most famous techniques used in Taekwondo. In fact, when someone pictures Taekwondo in their head, this is the move they are likely to imagine. 

It is a technique done by making a quick upward kick with your body turned to the side. To make a perfect delivery of this move, you must have an impeccable balance and flexibility. 

  1. Double forearm block

A double forearm block is a technique used as a defence and attack. While one arm is ready to block the enemy’s attack, the other is prepared to make a damaging attack on the enemy. 

  1. Face block

When making a move, an attacker’s usual target is near the head area. To protect your head from receiving the damage, shoot your arm up just a little over your brows. 

  1.  Round kick

Round kick is a wonderful finishing move. This technique allows you to put more strength in your kick by delivering it in a spinning motion.

JUNIOR BEGINNER CLASS, WHITE TO YELLOW STRIPE BELTS

Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy: Junior beginner class

Welcome to Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy! If you are a beginner having difficulties in choosing the right program to kickstart your journey in Taekwondo, then we have the perfect class for you. Let us introduce you to our junior beginner class that is specially designed for beginners to hone their skills in Taekwondo by practising basic moves and techniques. 

In this program, you will be guided by the former champions in the Taekwondo arena. Each of them has a burning passion for the sport and a strong determination to bring out the best in every student. If you’re interested in enrolling for this program, you may check the following information to have a better understanding of what you’ll get out of this class:

Master Myung’s Taekwondo Academy Junior beginner class

The junior beginner class offered at our academy is available for children aged 5 to 12 years old. This is where you will earn your white and yellow belts. As a class designed to introduce beginners to the sport, this program will start in the more formal aspects of Taekwondo. 

The essence of the sport, as well as its rich history, will be discussed in this class. The reason for doing this is because we believe that Taekwondo is more than just a fighting sport and we want the students to see it as what it truly is: a sport of discipline and respect. 

After the students are put into the right perspective of Taekwondo, the physical training will finally begin. Here, they will learn about balance, focus, and coordination to help them transition into the next stage of their Taekwondo journey.

Before they can fully step on to the next stage of Taekwondo, the children will undergo rigorous training that will allow them to learn skills that will enhance their connection to the world and their peers, self-confidence, diligence, and pride. These values are key to a good attitude in sports and life. 

The existence of both pride and discipline in their lesson creates a balance in your child’s attitude. With this lesson, your child will know how to follow orders diligently with the knowledge that they are not being abused in the process. They will learn to respect others, but more than that respect themselves first. 

Instil these core values and skills to your child as early as now! Register them to the program for a fun and educational time with their talented peers and instructors. Here’s how you can start registering: 

  1. The first thing that you can do to register is to pick up your phone and dial 8305 273 291026294. We’ll answer any additional question that you may have and schedule a special time for a free trial class. 
  2. Book a free trial class online by simply filling out the necessary information in the form located at our page.