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The demonstration of power using trained techniques against wooden boards or bricks.
Taekwon Do is one of the most powerful martial arts in the world. This is supported by scientific studies so we know that the human body can generate a huge amount of force when trained to do so. Although this can be unleashed on another person it is far safer to demonstrate this against objects with a measurable force.
All beginners look at breaking and think that it is easy. Then they take up position ready to break and then their opinion quickly changes. Not to worry though. Your instructor is looking after you and will only put you forward for things you are capable of.
The legendary ITF team demonstrating their breaking skills in 2009.
Destruction is often used in demonstrations to show the power of Taekwon Do.
The instructor has compiled some simple videos that you can use as reference for learning the basic breaking moves. They are not intended to demonstrate power but are merely a simple walk-
Yop Cha Jirugi -
Dollyo Chagi -
Bandae Dollyo Chagi -
Sonkal Taerigi -
The classic ‘chop’ which can be delivered inwards or outwards depending upon your perspective on the target.
Ap Joomuk Jirugi -
Everyone knows how to punch but you need to condition your knuckles first in order to punch solid objects without hurting yourself.