Andy Jeffries Andy Jeffries Taekwondo instructor and technologist

Random writings on martial arts.

I’m one guy on a journey to learn Taekwondo as accurately as I can, pass it on as accurately as I can and do justice to the founders and seniors of this art that has given me so much in trying to play a good part in ensuring its future is secure.

Mar 14, 2021

My life in Taekwondo ... so far

From my few times at doing courses under Kukkiwon’s World Taekwondo Academy and from my instructor Grandmaster Pan, I’ve learnt that a lot of Taekwondo practitioners around the world treat poomsae as just a series of kicks, punches, etc.

Jan 31, 2019

How to do a Taekwondo promotion test objectively

From my few times at doing courses under Kukkiwon’s World Taekwondo Academy and from my instructor Grandmaster Pan, I’ve learnt that a lot of Taekwondo practitioners around the world treat poomsae as just a series of kicks, punches, etc.

Nov 7, 2018

Martial arts beginners: I could never do that…

Everyone has to start sometime, and those first steps can be daunting

Nov 7, 2018

Promotions and grading tests

Lots of people differ on how often they do promotions in martial arts, how they do the tests themselves

Jun 28, 2018

Core principles of correct Taekwondo poomsae performance

From my few times at doing courses under Kukkiwon’s World Taekwondo Academy and from my instructor Grandmaster Pan, I’ve learnt that a lot of Taekwondo practitioners around the world treat poomsae as just a series of kicks, punches, etc.