Master Stephen Yeoh Taekwondo


Training

    • TKD Training is a system of progressive exercises and instruction aimed at developing fundamental motor ability to enhance the capability of students to be more skillful at faster speeds and with greater precision.It plays an important role in motor, co-ordination, acceleration, balance, agility and reaction development at all ages and at all levels. It can be incorporated into fitness programs all year round – indoor and outdoor- in designated circuits, isolated drills, and integrated exercises.
  • Anyone can improve!
    • Speed, agility, and quickness are very trainable with the right coaching techniques and methods. TKD Training provides a system employing such specific coaching and training methods.
  • What are the results?
    • After using TKD Training methods, you should be faster, more agile and better equipped to cope with the skills of the combat under pressure
  • Strength vs. Power
    • Strength is defined as the ability to exert force at a specified speed. Muscular strength definitely contributes to vertical jump performance. Whether or not a person’s jump performance will improve by concentrating on strength depends on how strong the person is at the start of the training program. Studies show that TKD Training improves significantly following strength training in students who began with only average strength.
  • The classifications of strength are:
    • Maximum strength – the greatest force that is possible in a single maximum contraction
    • Elastic strength – the ability to overcome a resistance with a fast contraction
    • Strength endurance – the ability to express force many times over and over
  • How do humans get strong?
    • A muscle will only strengthen when it is worked beyond its normal operation, it is overloaded. This is why gradual and progressive challenges are needed for sports performance enhancement. Overload can be progressed by increasing the number of repetitions of an exercise.
  • How do we develop each type of strength?
    • Maximum strength can be developed with :
      • weight training/resistance training
    • Elastic strength can be developed with :
      • conditioning exercises
      • complex training sessions
      • medicine ball exercises
      • plyometric exercises
      • weight training (more dynamic movements)
    • Strength endurance can be developed with :
      • circuit training
      • dumbbell exercises
      • weight training
      • hill and harness running (bicycle hill sprints)
    • Power is an even more important contributor to combat development than strength. Power is the ability to exert force quickly. It has been shown that traditional strength training methods using slow, controlled movements do not necessarily produce great improvements in ones combat ability. This is because the time during which the feet are on the ground while executing a punch or kick is typically less than 1/3 of a second and traditional strength training methods do not enhance these necessary short, powerful bursts. On the other hand, strength training using light loads increases a person’s ability to rapidly develop force, i.e. power.