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

The Joy of Tae Kwon-Do

I was recently asked, “Master Gorino, when is it most fun for you to train? When is it the least fun?”  I almost didn’t understand the question.  The answer is simple: Tae Kwon-Do is always the most fun thing I do. The only way I can answer that person’s question is to [...]Read more

Better Together: Families in TKD

Without question, one of the coolest parts of running a dojang is when a student and their loved ones earn black belts in the same ceremony. As is the case with anything, there are both positives and negatives to families training Tae Kwon-Do together. But the good vastly [...]Read more

Too Loud to Be Ignored: TKD in North America

BOOM.  BOOM.  BOOM. One of my dear friends, Grand Master Francois Balet, was lifting weights at a YMCA in Canada one day back in the mid 60s. That booming sound stopped his workout dead in its tracks.  He went to find out where the sound was coming from. What he [...]Read more

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