Catarina Murphy

How to do Cardio Kickboxing – Part 2

MARTIAL ARTS ILLUSTRATED February 2001, Vol.13, No.9, p.63-66

This is part two of an article aimed at the instructor who wishes to introduce to his/her martial arts classes martial arts to music such as an aerobic style of kickboxing programme. Previously we covered a number of points related to safety as well as preparation before you start the class. Continue reading “How to do Cardio Kickboxing – Part 2” »

How to do Cardio Kickboxing – Part 1

MARTIAL ARTS ILLUSTRATED, January 2001, Vol.13, No.8,  p.122 – 125

This article is written for martial arts instructors interested in teaching martial arts to music, e.g. cardio kickboxing, as part of their portfolio of classes. It includes some tips to help improve your classes and explain why these type of classes are a fantastic addition to your school.

Continue reading “How to do Cardio Kickboxing – Part 1” »

The Strength Behind the Taekwondo Master

MARTIAL ARTS ILLUSTRATED December 1999, Vol.12, No.7, p.122 – 126

This article is about Catarina Murphy, wife of Frank Murphy and how she became involved in Taekwondo and eventually as a full time professional Martial Arts Instructor. It takes you through her initial days of training with the T.A.G.B.(Taekwondo Association of Great Britain), then the G.T.I. (Global Taekwondo International) and her influences as a young Teakwondo student which included the likes of Tony Sewell, Shabir Akthar, Kim Stones and Geoff Thompson.  Continue reading “The Strength Behind the Taekwondo Master” »

Taekwondo Club – Using Record Cards

Record cards are a very important tool in your school, especially when you are teaching children and dealing with parents. They give details of the students attendances, when they graded last, perhaps some comments related to the individual, when they were tagged last so at a glance the instructor and the student can monitor their progress. In this way, when little Johnny’s mum questions you why her child isn’t grading or achieving something in particular, you can pull out the attendance card which will clearly indicate lack of attendance etc to back up your argument. Continue reading “Taekwondo Club – Using Record Cards” »

Taekwondo Parent – Instructor – Student Triangle

Many instructors sometimes wish that they could eliminate the parent from the equation when it comes to teaching children because they ask awkward questions such as:

‘Why isn’t Johnny grading?’

‘Can you improve my child’s discipline?’ Continue reading “Taekwondo Parent – Instructor – Student Triangle” »

Taekwondo Instructor – Meeting the Concerns of Parents

I can safely say that most parents who visit Taekwondo schools are under the impression that it is simply about kicking and punching, and all they care about is whether the child is actually enjoying the activity. That level of understanding was borne out of the movies and a lack on the industry’s behalf to educate parents about the benefits the martial arts can have as an educational dimension for children. Continue reading “Taekwondo Instructor – Meeting the Concerns of Parents” »

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