Master Pearson’s book “Inside Taekwondo” is now available on iBooks for Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, etc. This electronic version of the book is in full color and has lots of pictures not contained in the print version. Pick up your copy today…..
As most for you already know, Master Pearson is selling his condo. In preparation for his move, he has been packing and in the process finding some older videos and pictures of when he, and other Shin Ho Kwan black belts, where much younger. This video is a collection of four videos of Master Pearson […]
Circular Techniques: Circular techniques such as round house kicks, knife hand strikes and spinning techniques have completely different type of requirements. In this case the acceleration and resulting velocity are generated by a rotational force or torque mostly generated in the hips. Whereas in linear techniques the body dynamics are more of a pushing action […]
Linear Techniques: Striking techniques can be more or less divided into linear and circular techniques. Linear techniques such as front punch or side kick rely mainly on the extension of the limb aided by hip rotation to increase the speed. If you stand flat footed with fist at your side and just extend your arm […]
Being an engineer by trade I frequently use my understanding of mechanics to get the most power and efficiency from my techniques. It also helps when trying to explain to students the reasons for specific techniques. I have even found that with simple demonstrations even children can understand the basic mechanics of different techniques. I […]
Shin Ho Kwan has posted the first of several videos taken at the 2013 Black Belt Winter Retreat. Click to View.
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Master Pearson’s new book, “Inside Taekwondo” is now available in hardcover. It is normally $29.95, but today (11/26) and tomorrow (11/27) it is 30% ($8.99) off. The publisher is having a sale for Cyber-Monday. Follow this link and enter the code: DELIRITAS (all in CAPS) to receive the discount.
Master Pearson’s new book, “Inside Taekwondo” is now available on Amazon and will be available at other major booksellers in a couple of weeks. His new book is a collection of articles on the mental aspects of Taekwondo and other martial arts. It is over 200 pages and sells for $19.95. Pick up your copy […]