The Tae Kwon Daddy Blog

A podcast for martial art students and parents by a martial arts student and parent.

2013 IBJFF World Champion Raynald Ray

2013 IBJFF World Champion Raynald Ray

This episode was really fun to record.  First, because I was able to connect with a high school friend after two decades, and second, because I had no idea Ray had accomplished so much with his martial arts career!  If you...

Master Travis Bratton

Master Travis Bratton

Master Travis Bratton was six years old the first time he experienced martial arts.  The first time he stepped onto the mats, he knew that he was meant to be a Martial Artist.  Master Bratton trained with Taekwondo Master Ji...

Basic Figure 8, Switching Sides

Pinkies together, palms up.  That's the secret to remember if you want to switch sides while doing basic figure eights with a bo staff.  Be sure to switch your stance as you move the staff across your body to avoid smashing...

Bo Staff Tutorial – Basic Figure 8

The single handed bo staff figure 8 is a fundamental technique everyone should warm up with and perfect.  Work with both hands and remember the thumb leads the way!  

I Signed My Child Up for Martial Arts, Now What?!

I Signed My Child Up for Martial Arts, Now What?!

In Season 1 Episode 3 of the Tae Kwon Daddy Podcast we visit with Master Jose Ramirez of the Christian Taekwondo League about what to expect once you sign your child (or yourself!) up for Martial Arts, both negative and positive, and then we close with several keys to success.

How to Improve Your Back Fist Using Paper Cups

The goal of this exercise is to improve your backfist speed, power, and control by trying to knock off the top cup in reverse stacked paper cups. Easier said that done, but not impossible by any stretch of the imagination. The best would...

A Conversation with IMAC President John Terry

A Conversation with IMAC President John Terry

In this episode I have the honor of visiting with 5th Dan in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, 1st Dan in Shiho Karano Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Krav Maga and Combat Shooting Instructor, certified John Maxwell Leadership speaker/coach/teacher, and President of the International Martial Arts Council (IMAC), John Terry.

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