I have been training in Taekwondo since early 2000 (when I was 20). I trained for a year or so but unfortunately had to stop training due to problems with my knees. I then went travelling around Asia and Australasia for a year or so but around 2004 I started training again. I quickly found that I could still train if I watched what I was doing and I didn’t do certain excercises. Since then I have trained about 2-3 times a week.
Along with breaking and sparring, patterns are one of the most important aspects of Taekwondo Training. Many practitioners hate patterns however in order to progress to the next belt you need to perform so it’s important to know your patterns for your next grading. Personally, the more I learn Taekwondo the more I am appreciate the benefits of patterns, they really do help you learn all the different techniques as you progress and are a great form of conditioning.
I created this site to help others who train in Taekwondo. Over the years I realised that when you miss training for a short period of time, it’s incredibly easy to forget your patterns so I hope this site helps those who are returning to the martial art. Also, you should all find it useful for perfecting your patterns just before a grading. I don’t know how many times I had to look back at the book and find out if a certain movement was in a walking stance or L-Stance!