Tagged: taekwondo

How to Watch Women’s Olympic Taekwondo 2016

The Olympics are here and women’s Taekwondo begins Wednesday, August 17! Here’s how you can watch (for U.S. viewers, at least). Throughout the Olympics I’ll be posting schedules for women’s Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and fencing, including live updates on Tumblr and Twitter for live...

A Reflection on Starting Fresh

My hands don’t belong here. I moved them from up by my cheeks to further out in front of me. Wow. That kick was atrocious. My standing foot was pointed 90 degrees the wrong way, my foot position in the...

I am already a black belt

I am already a black belt. I was a black belt the first time I donned the dobok. This blue di: the very small part I’ve chipped away metal memories sulfur pain customs like salt on my tongue encrustations Now...

The things I lost

The first thing I lost was my pride. My very first night in the dojang, roundhouse kicks to the paddles. Kicked, fell on my ass. I have since fallen on my ass many other times on many other roundhouse kicks,...

Why We Train – Informal Research Results

In 2012 my instructor, having become frustrated with what he perceived to be a lack of effort by new women students, asked me: “How do I motivate women?”  I took his question to heart because I believed it was the...