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How to Practice Taekwondo at Home – A Beginner’s Guide

The average Taekwondo school holds about 3 classes per week at 1 hour each, which means the average student pays for 3 hours of weekly instruction and lessons. If you are serious about improving in Taekwondo, however, you should be practicing everything you learn at home as well. Consider this kind of additional training as homework. The more you practice, the more acclimated your body becomes to the rigorous movements. Training at home is easier than it sounds. In this post, we’ll go over everything you need to prepare your home for Taekwondo training.

So how do you practice Taekwondo at home? First, you have to find an open space you will comfortable training. Just like in class, you should start every training session with stretches and warm-ups. Then you want to follow that with some conditioning exercises. Now you are ready to practice your kicks and your Poomsae forms.  Finally, you will also need the proper motivation. Most people do not have the discipline to practice on a daily basis. If you are one of those people, it is up to you to find a proper source of motivation to continue your training. All training can be done without buying any additional equipment or products. There are, however, certain supplemental equipment you can buy that will greatly help you in your training but they are not necessary.

Find Open Space at Home for your Training

Believe it or not, you do not need a lot of space when you are training at home. In fact, if you have an open space of about 100 square feet (10 feet wide, and 10 feet in length), that should be more than enough to accommodate you, especially if you are training alone. To get a better understanding of the amount of space you need, think about the size of a regulation size sparring mat area. I typically find either the basement or garage to be ideal places in the home to practice Taekwondo.

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