Master Stephen Yeoh Taekwondo

The Secrets of TaeKwonDo

  • The Secrets of Training!
    • Some of the late great Bruce Lee's secrets-taken from Wikipedia.
    • Be like water-water if flexible
    • Economy of motion- conserve both energy and time
    • Stop hits & stop kicks- the principle of economy of motion by combining attack and defense into one movement thus minimizing the "time" element.
  • Absorbing what is useful-
    • This is the idea that a martial artist can only learn techniques in their proper context, through a holistic approach. Styles provide more than just techniques: They also offer training methods, theories, and mental attitudes. Learning these factors allows a student to experience a system in what Lee called its "totality". Only through learning a system completely will an artist be able to, "absorb what is useful," and discard the remainder. Real combat training situations allow the student to learn what works, and what doesn't. The critical point of this principle is that the choice of what to keep is based on personal experimentation with various opponents over time. It is not based on how a technique may look or feel, or how precisely the artist can mimic tradition. In the final analysis, if the technique is not beneficial in combat, it is discarded. Lee believed that only the individual could come to understand what worked; based on critical self analysis, and by, "honestly expressing oneself, without lying to oneself."
    • Simultaneous parrying & punching-
  • The four ranges of combat
  • Five ways of attack
    • Simple Angular Attack (SAA)/Simple Direct Attack (SDA).Is a simple motion (Punch or Kick) which moves with no effort to conceal it, directly to the target on the most economical route. It can also be indirect, beginning on one line and ending on another. Such as a punch that starts to the stomach (mid line) and ends on the chin (high line). SAA is an attack that is launched from an unanticipated angle that is achieved by moving in such a way as to create an open line into which to strike.More Information
    • Attack By Combinations (ABC). This is using multiple rapid attacks, with volume of attack as a means of overcoming the opponent.More Information
    • Progressive Indirect Attack (PIA). Simulating an attack to one part of the opponent's body followed by attacking another part as a means of creating an opening.
    • Hand Immobilization Attack (HIA) and its counterpart Foot Immobilization attack, which make use of trapping/parrying to limit the opponent's function with that appendage.
    • Attack By Drawing (ABD).The goal when using attack by draw is to "draw" the opponent into a committed attack by baiting him into what looks like an exposed target, then intercepting his/her motion. One can execute a motion that invites a counter, then counter attack them as he takes the bait
  • Benefits of TaeKwonDo
    • Learn how to protect yourself and your family.
    • Programs to increase your fitness for a longer, healthier life.
    • Personal development to achieve inner growth, reduce stress, build self-confidence and assertiveness.
    • “Yes I Can” attitude – both mentally, physically and with discipline.
    • Leg strengthening strategies, balance and enhanced cardio development through self defence training.
    • Develop “explosive” leg strength through dynamic kicking techniques.
    • Expand your flexibility.
    • One of the GREATEST secrets is that there are no sercets, only persistence, patience and smart work. Train smarter, NOT harder.
    • Maximize your time, and train efficiently, safely and try to avoid unnecessary injury. Always learn to adapt and adopt NEW concepts from reliable sources.