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AnswerYour instructor will teach them to you when you are ready. For an instructor to share these techniques with you requires a trust that you will not misuse them and hurt people inadvertently, nor teach them to others until you are properly trained and certified as both a Black Belt, and qualified Instructor.

Self defense is one of the primary reasons that people become involved in the martial art, and learning to defend yourself will be among the first things that your teacher should teach you. It requires the tutelage of a qualified instructor (check credentials to verify authentic knowledge of Taekwondo, and authorized organizational authority to teach). It cannot be learned adequately through reading, either online or in a book, and videos only show things without personal instruction. Sometimes an additional partner is needed to practice on while the instructor teaches and makes corrections.

It also requires a basic ability to move and use your body without losing balance and concentration. It is important to first warm up, and stretch to make the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints flexible. You first learn the basic components of each move, then practice them repeatedly with a partner until they flow smooth. At first, they should be done slowly for correct form, then gradually increase speed until it is fast enough to be effective in real life self defense. Initially the resistance of your training partner should be minimal until proficiency is gained, then intensified until it is as close to a realistic attack as safely possible without injuring your training partner. All of this must always be done under the close supervision of your instructor.

To enhance your self defense training after you have attained sufficient proficiency, you can train while wearing a variety of clothing as you would in your daily life, and practice indoors as well as out. Training carefully on a variety of terrain, with different obstacles to avoid, in various weather conditions, and against multiple attackers (unarmed and armed with safe training weapons) will prepare you for any encounter. Your choice of techniques and tactics should be altered according to the above conditions.

Proficiency at self defense skills requires a lot of practice of effective skills. Attending class more often will help to guide you better. However, it is important to understand that any real-life self defense situation can be potentially dangerous, or even deadly. No amount of self defense training will make you infallible, or bullet-proof. Part of self defense training is learning to avoid dangerous locations, people, and situations. It is safer and wiser to avoid a conflict by being alert to your surroundings, observe people and be able to read their attitudes and intentions, and to be a pleasant person who is not naturally aggressive, and does not provoke aggression from others. It is best to walk away (while remaining safe and alert), or talk your way out of a fight. Physical combat should ALWAYS be a last resort, and then it is applied only to the level necessary to protect the innocent, and neutralize a situation.

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You could borrow a book or a video from the library. There are lots of titles for sale at the book store, but these are all really designed as supplements to a training course. Martial Arts cannot really be properly learned without an instructor.

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If you have a little floor space, you can practice your forms. Repetition is one of the best ways to memorize forms. You could set up some kind of a punching back to practice your kicks. One of the best things to do at home are conditioning exercises: squates, situps and pushups will strengthen the muscles that you will need perform better in taekwondo. And, you can run. Training for a 5K is a great way to improve your stamina in the sparring ring.

Yes, you can practice taekwondo at home. You can practice your forms. You can work on strengthening your abs, chest and thighs by doing crunches, pushups and squats every other day. You could get some yoga videos and work on increasing your flexibility. it might be a mistake to try to practice taekwondo only at home. It's important to go to your classes.

THis is very good advece also if i can say if want to improve your form utube has great videos people who have gotten world champ put them doing there forms on its AtA state champ in2011 for forms, creative forms,creative weopons,weopon and sparring.

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