- Last Updated: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Here you will find articles specifically written by me, (Mr. Hill). Currently I hold a 2nd Dan rank in Olympic Style Taekwondo and have been a volunteer instructor since 2004. In that time I have gained valuable experience and knowledge which I share with those in my classes and now the world by means of the internet.
One valuable lesson I tend to pass on after working with various martial artists over the years is to keep an open mind while learning and teaching. In the world of martial arts, there are many styles and in the world of each art such as Taekwondo, there are many variations of that style. Not everyone learns by the same exact methods, or learns the same exact techniques and not everyone teaches the same exact way.
All of the information I share is from my experiences of learning and teaching and can only be a supplement to your own individual studies.
As you look through the information on this site, it is important to know that because of variations in the teachings of Taekwondo, I have attempted to align curriculum and techniques as much as possible for our programs with World Taekwondo Federation approved references.
Even so, you will find differences among multiple WTF endorsed references and therefore exact tecniques, footwork, movement and positions may not match exactly with other schools. This is how the world of martial arts is.
The variation is especially evident when it comes to poomse or forms. Almost no two books on Taekwondo show a form performed the same way. On top of that I have personally found that almost no two instructors, including masters, teach a form the exact same way. It is for this reason everyone should keep an open mind when interpreting techniques.