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Are core exercises important for Taekwondo?

Yes, core exercises are extremely important for Taekwondo and should be a staple in your performance program. The muscles of your core run from the middle thigh, all the way to the neck and provide a necessary means of force transfer throughout your entire body during a dynamic movement. 

Taekwondo is full of different movements that rely on core strength and balance.

Most of the kick combonations involve one foot off of the ground during most of the movement, which utilizes the core muscles in your body, along with your arms and legs.

So exercises that strengthen your core should be incorporated into your Taekwondo workout from the very starting point.

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