Articles posted by "Grand Master Gorino"
The Master: Never Satisfied, Always Happy
Master. Even many, many years after earning that title, it’s a word that I am still not used to saying or hearing. The journey to become a master makes you humble. It certainly did in my case. It’s a long, difficult journey that, in many ways, never really ends. [...]Read more
Why Wouldn’t You Just Always Kick?
If kicks are more powerful and have a longer reach than punches…why would you ever throw a punch? That’s a question that I am often asked, and it makes sense. Kicks are more powerful than punches, and you can use them at longer distances. Tae Kwon-Do is actually one of the [...]Read more
Stop Donating Money to Gyms Promoting Fad Exercise
Raise your hand if you are currently donating money to some kind of gym every month, and never actually going. That’s no accident. It’s how gyms are designed. Get you in, sign you up, then get you out. Or better yet, get you in, sign you up, then get you to forget you ever signed [...]Read more
The Unique Relationship Between Martial Artists & Athletes
Most Tae Kwon-Do practitioners don’t consider themselves athletes. Even though there are many athletic aspects of what we do – strength, conditioning, flexibility, etc. – for many, the term “athlete” only refers to someone who plays a sport. Over the years, I [...]Read more
Win Every Time: Controlling Anger & Grief Using Tae Kwon-Do
“Martial Arts is not about being better than the other person, it’s about being better than you were yesterday.” Frankly, I think that’s not entirely true… Martial Arts – and life in general, for that matter – is about competition. It is about having the ability to [...]Read more
Forging Your Weapons
I always train with the same mindset: when the situation calls, be able to break it. Breaking a board or brick is hard on its own. But when you begin adding multiple, it can get extremely difficult. First, whether you’re trying to break by kicking or punching, you must develop [...]Read more