Operation Gita

Cyclone Gita - Kingdom of Tonga - Category 4/5 - Tuesday 13th of February 2018 - 530am… DevastationYou have an opportunity to help our Shugyo Family and the wider Community in Tonga right now by providing much needed funding to Shugyo HQ’s Operation Gita. This Project will see much needed funding support so we can literally assist with a clean-up effort ...

Endurance

Sitting in a small airport in Istanbul, Pita Taufatofua, a former taekwondo athlete, tries to calm his breathing. As he remembers his epic 6-hour taxi ride across five countries that got him here, he begins to come to terms with the fact that his Olympic journey will not make it to Winter. Ataturk Airport is not a reflection of the …

How often should you be training?

Many new students often ask how often they should be training.  There are 2 separate answers to this question.  The answers depend on your current goals in martial arts as well as the type / fighting style of martial art you are doing. If your goal is competitive martial arts fighting, such as MMA or jiu-jitsu, the answer is as …

Shugyo Training Tips

As with all things in life you must work hard to learn a new skill. Taekwondo is no exception, but good quality instruction can really speed up the learning process. We at Shugyo would like to share our practice tips with you. Please remember it is very important to do some basic stretching before and after your workout. Stretching is …

10 Reasons you should consider a martial art

1. Socialisation Skills Training in a group is a great opportunity to meet new people. The casual atmosphere people enjoy during sports, combined with partner practice makes it very easy to bond with others. It´s not uncommon that the friendships you make in training will last for years to come. 2. Goal setting Setting goals and following through to success …