The Mental Health Benefits of Martial Arts

Are You Looking For An Enjoyable, Rewarding Way To Improve Both Your Physical And Mental Health? Then Look No Further, SWMA Is Here To Help! Here at South West Martial Arts, we understand how daunting it can be to undertake a new challenge, that is why we are offering two free trial lessons to every new student as a warm welcome from us, that we hope, will help you begin […]

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July Gradings 2019 Black Belt Training session with Mr Wood (6th degree) of South Coast Martial Arts South West Championships (Torbay) 2019 Torbay Martial Arts Seminar 2019 CMA 2019 Inter-Club Competition South Coast Martial Arts Seminar And Black Belt Grading Hosted By Grand Master Nicholls SWMA Christmas Party and Black Belt Presentations Aspire Martial Arts Charity Sparathon 2018 http://www.swmartialarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/aspire-charity-sparathon-1.mp4http://www.swmartialarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/aspire-charity-sparathon-2.mp4Halloween 2018 October Grading 2018 Grand Master Nicolls Taekwondo seminar October 2018 […]

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Taekwondo proficiency badges

Taekwondo proficiency badges. We are now awarding badges to wear on your Doboks for correct proficiency in Taekwondo techniques. Each month a different badge is up for grabs and don’t worry if you miss a badge, all you have to do is ask an instructor and tell them the badge you wish to pass and you can take it at any time. Can you collect them all?  SIDE KICK BADGE: […]

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SWMA Juniors and Little Dragons Halloween Party

The spookiest night of the year is nearly upon us and on the 31st of October 2018, we will be hosting our annual Halloween Party for all Juniors and Little Dragons from 17:30 until 18:15. The Party will be fancy dress and there will be games and prizes up for grabs for the best fancy dress etc and a prize for the best pumpkin. Our Halloween Party is open to all Little […]

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Exploring the Definition of Taekwon-Do

This article is from the SooShimKwan blog, which is highly recommended. Reference: Definition of Taekwon-Do (ITF Encyclopaedia: Vol. 1, p. 21-23.) In volume one of the Encyclopaedia, the definition of Taekwon-Do begins with the statement “A way of life.” It would do you good to read through this section in the Encyclopaedia on your own. However, I would like to highlight and comment on some sections. “To put it simply […]

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2 Step Sparring

Ibo Matsoki Two Step Sparring follows on from Three Step Sparring and is designed to allow the student to progress and learn more advanced techniques. Two Step Sparring uses the same distance and timing as with three step sparring, but with a variety of attacks. 1 & 2 applicable to 6th Kup 1-4 applicable to 5th Kup 1-5 applicable to 4th Kup and above Attacker always starts in Right L […]

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Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

ANDREA CESPEDES, livestrong.com Martial arts classes aren’t designed to turn your child into a mini fighting machine. Instead, practices such as karate, taekwondo and jujitsu build self-confidence, respect and pride. Of course, martial arts give kids a chance to be active, which helps work off energy in hyper little ones or gets kids who tend to be sedentary up and moving. However, these ancient practices also teach your kids responsibility, […]

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Types of Motion

  This subject can be quite complicated, and also controversial, so I have tried to explain it in simple terms. Whilst it is important that we understand the principles, never lose sight of the most important thing – that your techniques work effectively! It cannot be stressed enough to allow the beginning student to move naturally first and get a feel for the movements rather than bombard them with scientific […]

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Theory of Power

Him Ui Wolli The beginning student may ask “Where does one obtain the power to create the devastating results attributed to TaekwonDo?” This power is attributed to the utilisation of a person’s full potential through the mathematical application of TaekwonDo techniques. The average person uses only 10 to 20% of their potential. Anyone, regardless of size, age, or sex who can condition themselves to use 100% of their potential can also […]

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