Strength & conditioning for Taekwondo athlete’s courses are primarily aimed at university clubs coaches and assistant coaches, but are open to all student and alumni members with an interest in coaching and Taekwondo sport science.
The one day Introduction to S&C for Taekwondo Athletes course is divided between two classroom modules and one practical demonstrations of equipment and techniques within a strength and conditioning facility. The following elements are introduced in the course:
SESSION 1 – Sport Science Support/ Nutrition & Weight Making for Taekwondo Module
- Introduction to Sport Science Disciplines (Physiology/ Biomechanics/ Psychology)
- Anti-doping, random testing
- Basic Sports Nutrition (Macro & Micro nutrients/ hydration/ supplements)
- Weight Making Practices (Dieting/ weight making and unsafe practices/ recovery)
- Periodization (Macro/ Meso/ Micro cycles, tapering, order of training, recovery)
SESSION 2 – Strength & Conditioning for Taekwondo Module
- Introduction to S&C areas (strength/ power/ speed/ conditioning)
- Testing Performance (strength/ power/ speed/ conditioning)
- Structure of Training (Volume/ intensity, sets, reps, tempo, rest)
- Warm-ups & Cool Downs (structure and flexibility potential)
- Conditioning modalities (An/ Aerobic – general & specific)
SESSION 3 – Practical S&C for Taekwondo Module
- Basic Warm-Up Techniques (prehabilitation)
- Basic Lifting Techniques (upper & lower)
- Basic Plyometric Techniques (upper & lower)
- Basic SAQ Techniques (general & specific)
The course is delivered by Mr Carl Langan-Evans, a high performance Taekwondo coach for the Olympic Taekwondo Centre team. Carl has provided consultancy as a trainer, coach and physiologist to a number of high performance sports teams including those at the 2012 London Olympic Games. After graduating in late 2011 Carl had gained his professional accreditation in strength & conditioning via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and began PhD study in the area of ‘the effects of rapid weight loss methods on the physiological, metabolic and hormonal profile of elite international Taekwondo athletes’ in late 2012 before gaining a staff position as the sport science support officer for Liverpool John Moores University in early 2013. Carl’s research areas include Physiology, Metabolism and Nutrition for elite Taekwondo performance and High Intensity Interval Training (HIT) for performance and health.
Please see our events calendar for more information on the specific individual courses and links to learning resources and online registration forms.