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Self Defense

At United Taekwondo, we practice a variety of techniques called “One Step Sparring” that help students understand angles and techniques in order to defend themselves in the heat of the moment. By understanding distance and timing to do techniques, students will be able to utilize their techniques before getting hurt or injured.

At higher levels, we begin to explore the world of Taekwondo Sparring. Sparring is the practice of one’s techniques in real time with a partner or against an opponent. By practicing sparring, our students begin to weed out techniques that really do work in live sparring and techniques that are otherwise used only for demonstration purposes. Techniques that can be utilized for one individual might not be as effective when used from another Taekwondo martial artist. Being able to defend yourself against a much larger adversary requires a lot of good timing and footwork (otherwise known as “Steps”).

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