Category: Hints & Tips

  • 3 Tips for Keeping Your Kids (& Yourself) Sane During Summertime

    3 Tips for Keeping Your Kids (& Yourself) Sane During Summertime

    Summertime is usually one of the best times of the year for kids because they get to play most of the day. This free play time can be wonderful experience but can create chaos that can lead to conflict between kids and caregivers. Here are 3 tips to help avoid the drama and conflict and have a fun summer…

  • Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

    Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

    Halloween is upon us and it can be super fun and exciting for some but… parents beware that ghouls and goblins aren’t the only dangers to watch out for during your trick-or-treating adventures. There are spooky things to watch out for like cars while crossing the road, trips and falls, and candy quality. So, here is a cheat-sheet of safety tips for kids and parents.

  • 3 Hacks Every New Taekwondo Student Should Know

    3 Hacks Every New Taekwondo Student Should Know

    Are you (or your child) new to Taekwondo in Tucson or elsewhere and want to be the best? Then Keep reading because I’m going to share 3 hacks that will help new students 1) kick higher and stronger, 2) block & punch with power and 3) learn your poomsae faster. So here are the 3 […]

  • Brain Benefits of Exercise: 4 Reasons to Start and Continue Taekwondo

    Brain Benefits of Exercise: 4 Reasons to Start and Continue Taekwondo

    Taekwondo is probably one of the funnest ways to get our dose of weekly exercise, in my opinion. Not only are Taekwondo classes a great workout but they are fun! Taekwondo classes are also energetic because we’re training with friends and because the the drills rotate and change from class to class, keeping it fresh. […]

  • Deliberate Practice: 2018 TKD Training Goals

    Deliberate Practice: 2018 TKD Training Goals

    I know that I may be a bit late to the 2018 goal setting… but better late than never, right! In all seriousness, after competing in the 2018 Arizona State Taekwondo Championships at the end of March and re-experiencing the thrill of competition, I decided that tweak my training routine in an effort to model […]

  • 3 Reasons to Incorporate Mindfulness Meditation into Your Training

    3 Reasons to Incorporate Mindfulness Meditation into Your Training

    Meditation is a mental exercise that has been taught and practiced in both traditional and sport Taekwondo dojangs across the world. Meditation has also been featured in countless martial arts movies such as The Karate Kid and USA Taekwondo has written articles about “Clearing Your Mind Using Meditation.” It’s important to know that there are various styles of […]

  • Taekwondo Uniform Sizing 101

    Taekwondo Uniform Sizing 101

    It’s common for new students or their parents to have uniform sizing question before purchasing their first uniform. Below is a uniform sizing table and a few guidelines that should help you decide what size Taekwondo uniform to purchase for yourself or your child. Uniform Sizing Table SIZE OOO OO O 1 2 3 4 […]

  • 3 Ways Courage Impacts Our Mental Health

    3 Ways Courage Impacts Our Mental Health

    When I was first learning how to execute a flying side kick over an obstacle, it took quite a bit of mental gymnastics to build up the courage that ultimately helped me overcome my fear. I have seen my students experience similar fears while training and that’s my cue to have a “mat chat” on […]

  • 5 Tips for Perseverance

    5 Tips for Perseverance

    Have you ever felt like giving up? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. I won’t lie, when I train hard, my muscles ache and I sometimes think, “what’s the purpose.” Life would be so much simpler without these aches and pains wouldn’t it? Well, that’s debatable! I know that my life would […]

  • Integrity: 3 Reasons Accepting Our Failures Lead to Excellence

    Integrity: 3 Reasons Accepting Our Failures Lead to Excellence

    As a clinical psychologist, I find myself looking at the deeper meanings of what my students and clients say and do. For example, how often have we heard a child say “this is easy” while they can barely complete the training drill. This is typically a healthy, normal response in order to maintain our ego […]