Oklahoma Taekwondo Group Adapts To Training During The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 19th 2020, 10:59 pm

The pandemic has changed the landscape of sports on how athletes train and prepare for competition.

Golden Dragon Taekwondo of Tulsa has come up with new ways to train and stay healthy. 

"This training is very simple and not complicated. Good training should be simple," said Master Seo.

With the coronavirus affecting sports globally, it has changed the game as far as how sports are trained. At golden dragon Taekwondo, they’re implanting a new workout plan that you can do while at home.

"I think the isolation is going to make us feel all kinds of lonely and out of shape, and dare I say depressed. I mean, this is a really hard time,” said Erica Silverstein, a participant. “The only thing that has ever helped me with any of that is working out. I have used taekwondo to channel all of my negative emotions and it just wipes away when you hit the mat.”

The workout is a fast paced with different pushup workouts, squats and kicks and will roughly take 30 minutes a day.

"Your solo workout is really going to step up your game because there is no waiting for the next person to go or, but I think this is going to be a good alternative,” Silverstein said.

Only time will tell how long workouts will be at home. One thing is for sure, when classes do resume motivation will not be a factor.

"I can't wait to get to class because of the social aspects and the energy in the room. Hopefully with the internet, facetime and all these things that we can do, we can have a community at home,” Silverstein said.


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