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Speed can only be accomplished be being relaxed, both physically and mentally.  Only, just before impact, does one tense up their muscles and focus on the point of impact.

Students are often apprehensive and even scared, this will cause the student to be tense, thus impede on their speed and also cause fatigue.  Fatigue and apprehension can become a vicious cycle making the fighter useless.  Relaxation is the key to success. Speed is an essential fundamental in the art of Tae Kwon Do.

Power is directly related to speed and strength.  Strength is determined by an individual's build and muscles.  Physical brute strength alone is of little use in Tae Kwon Do.  Strength must be harnessed in conjunction with speed and focus.  Concentration is key here.  Proper breathing while executing a technique is a must.  It is impossible for a boxer to throw a punch while inhaling.  Exhaling while throwing a punch provides a rush of adrenaline, thus providing extra strength while tightening the abdominal muscles.  Many years of practice will make this automatic.

Focus, self-control and precision at the point of contact.

Balance is another fundamental in Tae Kwon Do.  Maintaining proper stances at all times is the key to good balance.  Our center of gravity and stances constantly change while executing punches, kicks, blocking, etc.  Without proper stances and balance, focus and power will be diminished.

Control is concentration and accuracy.  Control of ones emotions and body are essential.  Emotions out of control will tense the body, use vast amounts of energy, and possibly cause bad decisions.  A nervous and tired fighter is a bad combination.

Control of ones mind and body can take many years of practice. Control is one of the most important fundamentals in the art of Tae Kwon Do.

 

 


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