Breaking or destruction as it’s sometimes known is a way for a Taekwon-Do student to test the accuracy and power of their techniques. Once adults (age 16+) achieve the level of blue belt they will be asked to perform breaking techniques. By breaking wood, tiles, bricks or rebreakable plastic breaker boards the examiner can measure the student’s accuracy, focus, technique, power and commitment.
The purpose of breaking is to teach the student the importance of using the correct attacking tool (part of foot, hand or elbow ) and having belief in their own techniques destructive power.
|Grading Power Test & Breaking
|Only adults of blue belt and above will have breaking as part of their syllabus. A choice is always offered to the student, whether to show their techniques on a strike shield pad or to physically break a plastic rebreakable board. There is no difference in marks awarded for either option and is down to the student’s personal choice. The breaking process is as follows-
|Only adults of blue belt and above will have breaking as an option called Destruction at tournaments. This will include both male and female divisions split into blue, red and blackbelts with the option of breaking with the hand or foot only. The techniques may vary from a simple front elbow strike to more complex jumping and spinning techniques depending on grade. The breaking process is as follows-
|Tips on Breaking