Category: Martial Arts

Mental Momentum

Often times when you are first starting a task, it is easy to get overwhelmed by how much energy it is taking to do even the smallest aspects of the task. You wonder to yourself, “If it’s this hard to

K’ihap – the purpose of yelling in martial arts

One of the first concepts I teach new students of Tae Kwon Do is the K’ihap. This roughly translates to “yell” in Korean. For the origin of the word, see the wikipedia article and search for K’ihap. Why do we


You have probably heard many times in your life about the concept of visualization. Typically the context is sports, or something physical: visualize the perfect golf swing, hitting the basket as time expires, etc. I’m here to tell you that