Patterns competitions: tips for kids

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by Monkey_Magic, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of any resources that would help kids with TKD competitions? E.g. any books, DVDs or YouTube stuff about how to score points when competing in patterns.
  2. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    The same things that score well for adults...

    Start with a good chunbi and bow. Head up, shoulders back, strong confident gaze.
    Hit the final positions and stances bang on.
    Correct chamber positions.
    Smooth transitions between the two.
    Proper relaxation and contraction.
    Show some good attitude and fire in ya' belly.
    And end up back on the same spot.
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  3. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    I would imagine this is true for all styles. And for adults and children.

    Make every move in your form look like you would actually hurt/ stop someone if it was against an actual opponent.

    Make every sound so loud and startling - like you are trying to get the attention of the judges in the ring NEXT to yours. (This does not mean it should be that long exaggerated annoying shout that some people do though. That is just plain annoying. Point isn't the length. Point is you are startling your opponent.)
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