Board breaking has long been a staple of training in Taekwondo, Karate, and many other traditional martial arts. The reason behind breaking boards is to demonstrate the martial arts student’s power, as well as his/her focus, under stressful conditions.On August 28th, 40 students at Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts Center in Tampa, Florida worked on developing the speed and power necessary to successfully break boards using traditional taekwondo techniques. Here are some pictures from our recent and exciting martial arts clinic.
As with all of our karate lessons, the first part of class always begins with a traditional warm-up of kicks, punches, hand techniques and a few calisthenics necessary for any fitness regimen. Check out our warm-up video here: Team Kowkabany Videos! The running jump side kick has always been popular in movies, and is synonymous with the art of Taekwondo. This kick was originally developed to enable an unarmed practitioner to unseat an opponent who was on horseback. Our Karate Kids and our Tiny Tigers joined the adult students for the clinic, and our high-ranks and Leadership students were a big help in coaching the younger ones on how to properly set-up their breaks. At the end of the day, everybody left with a smile, and many asked the question, “When’s the next board breaking clinic?”