Focus on Taekwondo Podcast
By Mark Spike Russell - Focus on Taekwondo
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your black belt, win a tournament, perfect a poomsae, or defend yourself on the street? Here at Focus on Taekwondo, we intend to help you find those answers. We interview top professionals in their field, masters, athletes, and coaches to give you an insight into what it takes for you to be the best you can be, in this modern-day, ancient global martial art and sport that is Taekwondo.
||CleanALEX GILLIS, “A KILLING ART: THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO” – FOT 013||Today's interview is with Alex Gillis about his book, “A killing art: The untold history of Taekwondo” - Firstly we chat about what motivated Alex to undergo such a comprehensive study into the unknown history of Taekwondo? -||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanADAM CORRIGAN, FROM TEAM GB TO TEAM ALPHA MALE – FOT 012||Today's interview is with Adam Corrigan - From Team GB to Team Alpha Male. - Adam has competed for three different National Teams in Taekwondo on three different continents and now is an MMA athlete under the famous Team Alpha Male. -||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCARL EVANS ON PHYSIOLOGY AND S&C FOR TAEKWONDO ATHLETES – FOT 11||So today's interview is with Carl Evans he is the Sports Science Support Officer and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Liverpool John Moores University. - We chat about his current job and his PhD which is to do with weight making for Taekwondo at..||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTODAYS TAEKWONDO WITH GARETH BROWN AND PAUL GREEN – FOT 010||So today's interview is with Paul Green and Gareth Brown from Todays Taekwondo. Firstly I had to congratulate them on their achievements to date 300k followers on Facebook, the YouTube channel, the website, the downloadable tutorials,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTALKING BUSINESS WITH MASTER RONDY – FOT 009||Master Rondy is the owner of White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts - known as the world’s largest superschool located in Cary, NC, USA. The 24,000 sq. ft. school just celebrated its 22nd anniversary and enrolled its 12 thousandth student.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPORTUGUESE NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER & OLYMPIAN, RUI BRAGANCA – FOT 008||This week it is an Honor to talk to Rui Braganca, Olympian and Portuguese National Team Player. We chat about how Rui is ranked 10th in the Olympic Ranking, and 7th in the world both for - 58kg and how it must be tough now to stay in the top 10 - with .||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE HEADHUNTER, JADE JONES – FOT 007||In this podcast, we interview the “Double Olympic Champion” Jade Jones MBE. Firstly we talk about where she came from and if she could have ever believed she would one day become double Olympic champion. We then chat about her first Olympic gold,||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBIANCA WALKDEN, “QUEEN B” OF TAEKWONDO – FOT 006||This week's Interview is with none other than 2 x World Champion and Grand Slam Champion, the amazing Queen B, Bianca Walkden. - Our chat starts off with what every athlete should be thinking about, Hopes and Goals for 2018.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAARON COOK, TAEKWONDO LEGEND – FOT 005||Today's interview is with the legend that is Aaron Cook, Aaron talks about his journey from competing as a child right up to his current competitions and how he's looking to the future 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Then its a chat about his eventual book,||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMASTER TAEKYUNG YANG, EX KOREAN NATIONAL DEMO TEAM MEMBER – FOT 004||Master Yang has his own school in Korea teaching Tricking, he was fortunate at a young age to become a member of the Korean national Demonstration Team travelling all over the world - in this interview we will speak to Master Yang about his history,||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTAEKWONDO NUTRITION WITH ERICA STEPHENS – FOT 003||Erica Stephens is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and a former Taekwondo athlete for Australia. She made the Australian team for the Junior World and Junior Asian Championships, the World Championships and Asian Championships and the World University Ga.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSWEDENS NATIONAL TEAM COACH, NIKLAS ANDERSSON – FOT 002||Niklas is a well-known face on the Elite Taekwondo competition circuit travelling all over the world. This interview will show you there’s more to Niklas than meets the eye. We chat about his hugely successful club in Sweden “Soo Shim High Performan||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMASTER JAEUNG SHIN 7TH DAN, MY KOREAN FRIEND – FOT 001||Master Shin is a 7th Dan Kukkiwon International instructor. I’m glad to call him my friend. - In this episode, we chat about our history where we first met, then move onto how Taekwondo is in Korea, the world and how he came to settle in Ireland.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Please keep it up!
I never write reviews for anything, this is worth it. I’m more of a sport karate guy but it was AWESOME listening to your podcasts . Please keep em coming! I love that they are more sporting and less old traditional Asian in style. Makes for a good listen when you enjoy the science more than the art.