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.

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.

Sep 15, 2017

A coloured belt’s experience of Taekwondo in Korea

One of my students has gone to South Korea for a cultural trip and to experience Taekwondo in its home country, the following is his unedited diary (well, clarifying comments in square brackets).

Sep 14, 2017

Interview with Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon 8th Dan Taekwondo

I had the time in 2010 to ask Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon, 8th Dan in Taekwondo, some questions about his views on Taekwondo and poomsae.

Jul 25, 2016

Diary of International Taekwondo Master Training Course, Korea 2016

After successfully passing Class 3 Master Instructor course in 2013, I went back with some students in 2016 to qualify for my Class 2. Again, I kept a diary from the event.