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Achieving Yellow Belt

Achieving Yellow Belt
Achieving yellow belt is a milestone that that is more than symbolic of having completed a three-month training period. This initiation period into the art of Taekwondo is a turning point in a student’s athletic and personal life.
Students learn basic kicks, punches, blocks and stances that will lay the foundation for fancier kicks and other more advanced techniques that will follow. However, students learn that these basic techniques can be vastly enhanced with the expression of an inner energy that in many cases was “trapped” inside of them. This inner energy, expressed through their “Ki-hup” sound, supports their physical energy as they start to improve their physical conditioning. This new expression of energy is transformative, with new students undergoing a surge in self-confidence and a thirst for taking on new challenges. For many, progress in goals including weight loss, greater speed and increased flexibility are already palpable by the time they earn their yellow belt.

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Hand Techniques

Pig Foot

pig foot
No. 1
Energy flows in two directions. One towards the thumb, another towards the four fingertips.

Duck Foot

duck foot

No. 2
Spreading palms as wide as you can, energy flows towards all five fingertips. Central holder is Jang-Shim located in center of palm, connected towards all five fingertips.

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How to do Sit-Ups and Tiger Pose

Sit-ups and Tiger Pose will build your core strength by accumulating heat energy in the lower Dahn-jun (located 2 inches below navel). Posture • keep eyes focused on horizon, with shoulders and...