(VIDEO) How To Practice Taekwondo Kicking At Home

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Here is another video I filmed a few years ago on how to practice taekwondo kicking at home when you are not in class or feel you need a little extra practice.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

(VIDEO) How To Practice Taekwondo Fitness At Home

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Here is a video entitle “How To Practice Taekwondo Fitness At Home ” I did about 2 years ago. I haven’t watched it since I uploaded it to YouTube. Hope you find a tip or two that may help you with your fitness.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

Abut a year ago or so I filmed some short videos on how to practice Taekwondo at home. Not sure if you all saw them or not so I am sharing them here. Hopefully you will find a few tips you can use while you practice at home.

Master Jonathan Field


Technique, learning how to use your body through various techniques

Attitude, having the proper mental attitude

Effort, putting forth the effort that is required

Knowledge, continuous learning

Winning, winning over ones’ self is more important than winning over others

Opportunity, many doors become open when you are open minded

Natural, working with the natural state of the mind, body, and soul

Demonstration, demonstration your true potential

Optimistic, having a positive state of mind


Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do 


Taekwondo self defense abby sue elder cobourg tae kwon doWell that is a great question and the answer is most definitely YES!!

Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Arts that is one of only a few that is an Olympics sport and is deemed as the most popular martial arts in the world. Dating back thousands of years Taekwondo has a long and rich history of proving its’ effectiveness both on and off the military battle fields, in sports competition, body guard field work, and every day self defense situations.

Taekwondo is known primarily as a kicking martial arts but there is other tools that Taekwondo uses for self protection.

Physical Self Defense Tools of Taekwondo:

  • Kicks and Knee Strikes using the legs
  • Punching and various Hand Strikes using the hands
  • Forearm and Elbow strikes using the arms
  • Blocking Techniques using both arms and legs
  • Foot work that allows practioner to move in any direction quickly and at will
  • Various takedowns using both the hands and legs
  • Various joint locks, manipulations, and breaks
  • Depending on the dojang(school), Taekwondo also makes the use of martial arts weapons as well

Methods of Practicing Self Defense in Taekwondo:

  • One Step and Three Step sparring which is pre-arrange self defense techniques from punching and kicks
  • Non Contact and Contact Sparring in which the students learn to react to various attacks and attack and counter attack appropriately
  • Self Defense Scenarios in which students practice various techniques to defend against various attacks being strikes, pushes, grabs, holds, and etc,.
  • Poomse/Forms which are a set of techniques arranged together to simulate a fight against an imaginary opponent or opponents
  • Various striking, blocking, and kicking drills on physical targets or in the air to get in the necessary repetitions to make techniques second nature
  • The practice of Breaking Boards and Concrete to test ones physical skills and mental confidence. If one can acquire a lot of physical power, one can defend themselves.

Taekwondo training almost all the time relies on physical, mental, and spiritual training to prepare the practioners to deal with any given situation. Being well prepared in these three areas can help prevent a lot of self defense situations from ever being physical. We often say that if you get into a fight whether you won or not, you have already lost anyway. If you weren’t paying attention to all the steps that leads up to any given moment, you have lost.

So as you can see Taekwondo is a great martial arts for self defense.


Here is Ian’s Journey to Black Belt Poster. He has watched his two boys grow up at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do and get their black belts. He will be testing for black belt.

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Stretching is something in my opinion that everyone should be doing. Are you stretching on a regular basis? If not, how come?

Here is some reasons why you should be stretching on a regular basis:

  • It helps prevents injuries
  • It can improve your strength up to 18%
  • It can improve your athleticism
  • It will make you feel younger
  • Helps with your range of motion
  • Can help make you less sore after your workouts
  • Helps keeps the elasticity of your muscles for a longer period of time
  • and many other benefits

So please tell me why you are not stretching? The benefits clearly speak for themselves. And if you are stretching, keep it up my friend. You know how it feels to be flexible. It feels great doesn’t it?!

You know if you work out with weights they say you should be stretching out at least half the amount of time that you do weight training. So if you spend 5 hours a week training with weights, you should be spending at least 2.5 hours stretching if not more. It is very important that you do. When you are training with weights you are always contracting the muscles. Well you also need to relax and lengthen them in the opposite directions of the contractions otherwise you are creating an imbalance which can cause injuries and un-neccsary ware and tare on your body.

And if you think stretching is boring, you may be wrong. There is all kinds of ways to stretch out to keep it fresh. There is many different styles of athletic stretching and yoga style stretches that can keep you learning and progressing for almost forever. Having a good mixture of yoga and athletic stretching is what I do for balance in my conditioning. It certainly does make a difference in performance and health.

Do you have time in your busy schedule? Yes you do. If you spend any time at all watching tv or lying around, you can stretch out. So give it a good honest try.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Here is two more cardio workouts that I have sent the 2014 Black Belt Candidates. I sure hope they are utilizing them. How about you? Have you tried any of them yet?

Cardio Workout #5
– Push Ups
– Jumping Jacks
– Wide Push Ups
– Clapping Jacks
– Wave Push Ups
– Burpees
– Diamond Push Ups
– Mountain Climbers
Cycle through each exercises for 5 reps, take 30 second break then cycle through with 10 reps, then 15, 20, 15, 10, and a final cycle of 5 reps for each exercise.

Here is the cardio workout #6 for the bb candidates

– squats
– burpees
– jump squats
– clapping jacks
– hack squats
– mountain climbers
– wide squats
– running on the spot with high knees

Cycle through 5, 10, 15, 20, 15, 10, and 5 reps per exercise.

30-45 second breaks between cycles

I will be sending them 7 more of these. If you would like to receive the rest of them please let me know and I can email them to you.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Here is part 2 of some of the weekly workouts I have been sending to our 2014 black belt candidates for their conditioning. Hope you enjoyed the last ones.

Here’s the third cardio workout. Not required by strongly recommended. HINT HINT

Cycle 1: Burpees and Jumping jacks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 2: Mountain CLimbers and Push Ups, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 3: Jump Squats and Squat Front Kicks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

Cycle 4: 180 Jumps and Clapping Jacks, sets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 each alternating between exercises.

– 30 second breaks between cycles

Cardio Workout #4
Jumping Jack Burpees and Double Punches
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Burpees and Push Ups
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Superman Burpees and Triple Punches
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
Burpee with Push and Clapping Jacks
– sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 alternating between exercises
30-60 second breaks between each cycle

I will post two more of the workouts in the next few days for you. Let me know how you are doing with them.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Over the past seven weeks or so I have been sending the 2014 Black Belt Candidates a weekly workout and I thought I would share a few of them to the rest of you.

Cardio Workout #1
– Jumping Jacks
– Burpees
– Jump Squats
– Clapping Jacks
– 180 Jumps
– Mountain Climbers
Round One: 10 reps of each
Round Two: 15 reps of each
Round Three: 20 reps of each
Round Four: 25 reps of each
– 30 second breaks between rounds

Cardio WOrkout #2

– running on the spot
– burpees
– jumping jacks
– mountain climbers
– jumping jack burpees
– 180 jumps
Round One: 15 reps each
Round Two: 20 reps each
Round Three: 25 reps each
Round Four: 30 reps each

– 30 second breaks between rounds

Give them a try and let me know what you think. Will post more soon.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do