Taekwondo Guide

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and one of the world's most popular combat techniques. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws and joint locks. Modern Taekwondo instructors incorporate various self-defence techniques borrowed from other martial arts. Taekwondo students continuously strive hard to improve the artistic presentation of each technique to make it more graceful and powerful. Taekwondo is also an Olympic sport, introduced in Korea in 1988. 

Apparel and Accessories

The sport requires a comfortable white uniform with a white V-neck. Black belts, instructors and demonstrators can wear black V-neck and other accessories than the usual white uniform. Taekwondo uniforms are categorised as lightweight, medium weight and heavy weight. They are highly flexible and allow the wearer to have a wide range of motion for high and fast kicks prevalent in the sport. 

Other Taekwondo accessories include sparring gear sets (for additional safety while sparring), gear bags, head gear, mouth guards, compression shorts, sparring shoes and chest protectors. A kick floppy is used to practise taekwondo kicking moves. It comes with a handle so that the person holding the target will not be hit in case the kick is misjudged. Some have an elastic band to loop around the wrist. Muay Thai (another form of martial arts) kick pads are perfect if you want to practise powerful kicks.  

Quick Picks

Quick Picks

Adidas Junior Taekwondo K Trainers :

This is a classic and versatile pair from Adidas. 

Taekwondo Dobok with White V Neck :

This is a traditional style suit with more stretch and durability.     

WTF Approved Competition Taekwondo Head Guard :

This is made from  high-quality foam and is available in sizes. 

Quick Picks

Adult WTF Plain Taekwondo Suit :

This plain, white suit is made from comfortable polycotton fabric. detailmaindescription 

Taekwondo White Instep Foot Sparring Guards :

This pair protects even the sides of your foot.  

Nike Taekwondo Kick Floppy Double :

This is a lightweight and sturdy kicking target for your practice.  

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