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Top 5 Best Taekwondo Fighters in 2019

Taekwondo is one of the most popular combat sports and self-defencemethods in the world and it has been an Olympic sport since 1992. Originally created in Korea merging karate and Chinese martial arts, Taekwondo is a deadly fighting style.

In this post we take a look at the very best taekwondo fighters of 2019.

Joel Gonzalez

At number 5 is Joel Gonzalez from Spain. He is one of the most successful taekwondo athletes from Spain and has dominated each competition in his career. He is two times World Champion, two times European Champion and won Olympic gold in 2012 in the 58kg category.

Servet Tazegul

At number 4 is ServetTazegul from Germany. He is among the best Taekwondo players ever with 2 Olympic medals (gold and bronze), two World Championship and four European Championships. In 2013 a multipurpose indoor arena constructed in Mersin was named after him in his honour.

Hwang Kyung-seon

At number 3 in Top 5 Best Taekwondo Fighters of 2019 is Hwang Kyung-seonfrom South Korea. She has demonstrated that gender has nothing to do with taekwondo as it is all about diligent work that yields the outcome.

She is the only athlete apart from Hadi and Steven to have the greatest number of Olympic medals (3). The best female Taekwondo player ever, she has also won 2 World Championship and an Asian Game.

Hadi Saei

At number 2 is HadiSaei from Iran. He is Iran’s best competitor for having won the Olympic gold. He has 2 gold and 1 bronze Olympic medals in his count along with 2 World Championships, one gold at Asian Games and Asian Championships separately.

Steven Lopez

At number 1 we haveSteven Lopez from the United States of America. He is one of the best considering he is the only athlete to win 6 World Championships. Aside from World Championships he has won 3 Olympic medals (2 gold and 1 bronze) and has won 5 gold at Pan American tournaments.

These athletes have gotten hero-status in the world of taekwondo, and serves as inspiration to many. Do you want to learn Taekwondo? Here are the 10 basic moves for taekwondo beginners.

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10 Basic Moves for Taekwondo Beginners

Each Taekwondo student needs to get familiar with a few basic moves before he or she can move on to the next belt. He or she is required to show in full self-confidenceand capability these moves if he or she needs to move higher to the following position.

Actions are cautiously created in conviction that this will help the students to boost his or her potential and are necessary moves which must be learned before other more difficult moves can be learned in the future.

Learning Taekwondo and accelerating your journey to black belt is much less difficult than taekwondo beginners may think. Truth be told, the reading material of the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea states that only 10 moves are the foundation of Taekwondo.

Even better, the greater part of these moves is easy to learn! Also, I’m going to make it EVEN SIMPLER. Some of the 10 movements are repeats. So, I will cut down these moves to only 10 strategies. The simpler the better, isn’t that so?

So, on the off chance that you need to learn Taekwondo AND get good at it quicker — put special emphasis on these techniques and strategies in your training. Learning and mastering Taekwondo is way simpler than you may think. Focus on these 10 moves while you practice, and you’ll achieve your dark belt quickly. Surprisingly better, you’ll get good at Taekwondo FAST.

Straight Punch

The fist starts from a chamber on the hip and is then pushed straight forward. Effect is made on the two big knuckles. As indicated by the 10 basics, it should to be performed from the horse position and front position. (These punch mixes make up 3 of the first 10 movements.)

Low square

This is the primary block you learn in Taekwondo. Put your fist to your opposite shoulder, at that point clear it downward before the pelvis, stopping on or just bats the same side leg of the blocking arm.

Front Kick

The front kick is the foundation of each kick in Taekwondo. Pretty much every kick starts with the front kick chamber. All the significant kicking standards are found out there. (Additionally, don’t limit it as a powerful self-defence tool!)

Knife Hand Strike

That’s right, this is the karate chop. It tends to be down towards the outside, with the palm facing down. Or on the other hand it tends to be done towards within, with the palm facing up. You have effect on the “meat” or “knife” of the hand. Normally focuses on the trachea, side of the neck, or temple.

Back Fist Strike

Bruce Lee adored it. It’s quick and it works. It tends to be an outward movement to the head or flipping movement to the philtrum underneath the nose.

Inside square

An internal clearing movement to ensure the body by hitting attacks off to the side.

Side Kick

The staple of Taekwondo. Every individual will pass judgment on your general capacity in Taekwondo depending on this ONE kick. Performed off the back leg, as a “simple” forward kick, the side kick expects you to bring the leg the whole distance to your side, at that point to push it straight forward. (While the most part of other moves are basic, this one can be a test!)

Hand-sharp edge/Double Forearm Block

An iceberg of a method, and regularly misjudged. One hand block while the other is prepared — really, experiencing significant change — for a follow-up strike. It tends to be used as a fighting guard just as a block.

Face Block

Shoot your arm up at and point, stopping it simply over your brow. It should look like a rooftop or a church steeple. This wards off strikes and secures your head. It is also useful for weapon defense.

Round Kick

Seemingly the most well-known kick of every martial arts. Quick and super useful in fighting. Taekwondo has a one of a kind strategy for executing the round kick.

All that’s left to do is practice! Remember to keep practicing and soon you’ll find yourself working your way up the ranks. We trust that you’ll be getting that black belt one of these days!

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6 of The Best Olympic Taekwondo Masters of All Time

If you are considering to take a taekwondo classor you’re already a beginner to learning taekwondo and you have a dream to compete in the Olympic games someday, some inspiration can go a long way. In this post you’ll find just that.

Here’s a list and of best Olympic taekwondo masters of all time. They have caught the hearts of the people in one way or another, and have led their peers in taekwondo competition.

Steven Lopez

Steven is the first Lopez family member to take part in the Olympic Games. He is a 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and a 2018 Olympic Bronze medalist and 4th Dan in taekwondo. He won the Lightweight Taekwondo World Championship in 2001, and have won the Welterweight Taekwondo World Championship in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 making him the first Taekwondo fighter to win 5 World Championships.

Aaron Cook

An English-born taekwondo athlete. Aaron Arthur Cook, who has been ranked as the world no. 1 in the men’s – 80 kg division on multiple occasions. Having won the – 80 kg title at the European Taekwondo Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014, he became the three-time European champion. He was also the world junior champion in the -78kg division in 2008. Cook represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Hadi Saei Bonehkohal

In Olympic history, HadiSaeiBonehkohal became the most successful Iranian athlete after winning gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bonehkohal competed in the Men’s 68 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. In addition to that, he competed in the Men’s 80 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won his second Olympic gold. Bonehkohal was elected as member of City Council of Tehran in 2006 local elections and was reelected in 2013.

Diana Lopez

An American Olympic Taekwondo competitor from Sugar Land, Texas, Diana represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal. Their family has a line of athletes. She has three older brothers, Steven and Mark who are also Olympians and Jean Lopez. Their family made history, Diana and her brothers are the first three siblings, in any sport, to win World titles at the same event in the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships in Madrid, Spain.

Daniel Trenton

He is an Australian Legal Practitioner, taekwondo coach and formerly represented his country in the sport at an international level. Trenton won a silver medal in the heavyweight division of men’s taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. With 10 Australian taekwondo championship titles, he made it to the final match of his division, but lost to a player from South Korea.

Sebastien Michaud

Michaud follow the footsteps of his father and brother, he started in taekwondo at the early age of five. He was part of the three-member Canadian Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Taekwondo along with his membersIvettGonda and KarineSergerie. During the 2012 Summer Olympics he represented Canada again.

All these athletes serve as perfect inspiration and motivation to aspiring taekwondo athletes. Contact us if you want to learn more about taekwondo and how you can get started.