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Taekwondo's #1 podcast, featuring interviews, news, training techniques, and information about Taekwondo from the pages of Taekwondo Life Magazine. We Celebrate Life Through Taekwondo, and here is the place to hear the best guests and get the most updated information on the art and sport of Taekwondo. From coverage of the Summer Olympics to the latest martial arts action film reviews, Taekwondo Life Magazine is always first on the scene with the most thorough coverage and enjoyable. Nominate ...
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After a wicked plot to steal a hidden fortune results in the death of two renowned warriors, the map leading to the treasure’s rumored location inexplicably disappears. But when the map is finally located a decade later, the eight assassins from the original plot re-emerge only to be challenged by a mysterious swordsman. Three DVD Copies of The Fly…
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Bruce Lee's "Warrior won’t be returning for a fourth season on Max. However, the existing three seasons of the martial arts crime drama are set to find additional audiences as Netflix has picked up the series’ library in a co-exclusive deal with Max in Warner Bros. Discovery streamer’s markets. -Deadline" Master Marc Zirogiannis breaks down the can…
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John Woo's Violent, Silent Night is a Bold Experiment That Works. Master Marc Zirogiannis reviews the newest film from Directorial legend, John Woo, entitled Silent Night. From legendary Director John Woo and the producer of John Wick comes this gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when caught in…
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Taekwondo Life Magazine is giving away four (4) Blu-ray copies of the new Jackie Chan family friendly martial arts action film, Ride On. This film is presented by Well Go USA and will be available on October 24, 2023. Check out or review of Jackie Chan's Ride On: https://tkdlifemagazine.com/2023/10/13/jackie-chans-ride-on-is-a-fun-family-film/ *Thi…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis gives an overview of the 2023 Kukkiwon Global Cup, which wrapped up this week in Selma-Smithfield, North Carolina. The 2023 Kukkiwon Global Cup was a US gathering of International Masters, Grandmasters, Athletes, Coaches, and Spectators for Competition in Sparring, Poomsae, Board Breaking, and Demonstrations. The event was p…
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Taekwondo Life Magazine presents a Blu-ray giveaway for the upcoming Well Go USA release, Gangnam Zombie. In the wealthy Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul, mass chaos ensues when previously normal people suddenly begin viciously attacking other citizens, leading an elite former taekwondo athlete to take on one final match against the walking d…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis reviews Night of the Assassin, a new South Korean film distributed by Well Go USA. This a great new film released this week on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD. Check out our complete written review of Night of the Assassin at: https://tkdlifemagazine.com/2023/08/09/night-of-the-assassin-is-a-really-good-time/ The Action-Adventure …
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Jesse V. Johnson is one of the most highly regarded Indie filmmakers in the world today. He has been a guest on our program several times surrounding the release of such films as Hell Hath No Fury, Triple Threat, and Avengement. In another great interview he talks with Master Marc Zirogiannis about his recent Thomas Jane Neo-western, One Ranger. On…
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Written and directed by first-time auteur Kwak Jeong-deok, the action-packed adventure NIGHT OF THE ASSASSIN exclusively debuts on Hi-YAH! July 21, before landing on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Set in Korea’s Joseon-era and featuring spectacular swordplay, the film follows a deadly assassin who comes out of re…
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Every Taekwondo Dojang around the world uses Taekwondo kicking paddles to train their athletes. For thirty (37) years Master Marc Zirogiannis had the laces facing the holder. Recently he observed that high performance coaches hold the pad with the laces facing the kickers. On that basis he began a quest to see what the standard around the globe is.…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis talks about the unexpected passing of Taekwondo 1988 Olympic Gold medal winner and legend, Jimmy Kim this weekend in his home state of California from a rare disease. Statement from the family of Master Jimmy Kim (4/11/67- 6/23/23): "Master Jimmy Kim passed peacefully last night at 8:40 pm at UCSD Medical Center. Since May o…
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Fist of the Condor Blu-ray Giveaway. Taekwondo Life Magazine, in connection with Well Go USA and Hi-YAH! has four (4) copies of Fist of the Condor on Blu-Ray to giveaway. The contest ends at 11:59PM on Wednesday June 21, 2023. Entry is simple: 1. Email your information to tkdlifemagazine@gmail.com 2. Put "Fist of the Condor Giveaway" in the subject…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis talks about the recent Suspension of USAT National Team Coach Gareth Brown, and subsequent reinstatement after a thorough investigation. On April 27, 2023 USA Taekwondo announced the suspension of Team Coach Gareth Brown based upon allegations made against him, and a Safesport investigation being conducted. Last week, after …
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The USA Taekwondo pathways to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics in Taekwondo have been released to guide athletes and coaches as they attempt to represent the United States as a Taekwondo Olympiad. Master Marc Zirogiannis gives an overview of the pertinent points for qualification for US Taekwondo competitors. The complete written…
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Donnie Yen's latest martial arts action film, SAKRA, hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 13, 2023. Taekwondo Life is pleased to give away Four (4) copies of this Blu-ray film before it is released by Well Go USA. Here is all you have to do: Visit our Profile on Instragam: https://www.instagram.com/taekwondoli... "Follow" our page Message a screenshot of o…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis gives his perspectives on this year's highly successful 2023 NCTA National Taekwondo Championships, which was held April 14-17, 2023 in Boulder Colorado. To find out more about how you can get involved in Collegiate Taekwondo in your area visit: https://ncta-usa.com/contact/ This episode is presented by Bet Online. Use the P…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis interviews martial artist and movie star, Marko Zaror on the limited theatrical release of his new Chilean martial arts film, Fist of the Condor. This independent film is a love letter to martial arts movies. Zaror talks about his martial arts background, his love of martial arts movies, and how John Wick 4 has helped to get…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis offers his perspectives on the release of the newest installment in the John Wick movie series, John Wick: Chapter 4. Master Zirogiannis had the opportunity to get an early press screening of the film in NYC, and here is his review. The film is a great martial arts action movie. The film solidifies Reeves as the greatest mar…
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Talking the USOPC NGB Audit of USA Taekwondo. Master Marc Zirogiannis provides a discussion of the recent United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's (USOPC) NGB Audit of USA Taekwondo's practices and procedures as they related to USAT as the National Governing Body of Taekwondo. Master Zirogiannis breaks down the findings and corrective actio…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis talks to you about The Largest College Taekwondo Tournament Ever! On Sunday February 26th the ECTC and Princeton University will host the largest collegiate taekwondo tournament in US history. This event will feature head to head sparring and Poomsae as some of the regionals top colleges share off in Taekwondo competition. T…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses The Biggest USA Taekwondo Team Trials in History. The 2023 USA Taekwondo Team Trials wrapped up this past weekend, as the Big Game was getting under way, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 2023 Team USA National Team Trials took place right here in Tulsa Feb. 10 through 12 at the Cox Convention Business Center. This year's te…
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What Do the Changes in Cadet Weight Classes Mean For Your Athlete? Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the announcement that World Taekwondo will now consider height and weight for Cadet Sparring athlete divisions. This episode is presented by Bet Online. Use the code BLEAV for your 50% welcome bonus. Thumbnail: "scaled" by wader is licensed under CC…
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Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the Ukrainian Response to the IOC's decision to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutral athletes. Two weeks ago we discussed the IOC's controversial decision regarding Russian athletes at the 2024 Paris Olympics. That episode was called "Talking Russia in the 2024 Paris Olympics." In response to…
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Taekwondo Confirmed for 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. This will mark the third time Taekwondo is part of the Paralympic program. Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses this announcement and the expansion of the movement for Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. *This episode is presented by Bet Online. Use the code: BLEAV to get your 50% welcome Bonu…
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Talking Russia in the 2024 Paris Olympics. In this episode Master Marc Zirogiannis discusses the IOC's decision to allow Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Pros Games. While this statement and decision reinforced the decision to ban Russian and Belarus, as nations, from the games, it also created pathways for their athletes to compete in the g…
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The January/February 2023 Issue is Now Available in Digital and Print and Master Marc Zirogiannis gives an overview. Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee. The 50th Anniversary of the Kukkiwon. USA Taekwondo News. World Taekwondo News. The Top 5 Martial Arts Movies of 2022. The value of the mouthguard. Grandmaster Douglas Cook’s Article. Taekwondo Master…
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Julio Cesar Carlos becomes the first fighter to sign with PKA Worldwide as the legendary kickboxing organization is set to make its highly anticipated return. Carlos is a six-time world champion in taekwondo and the reigning New York state GAMMA champion. Born in Queens, New York Carlos first began training at the age of four years old under the in…
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Taekwondo Life Magazine's, Marc Zirogiannis, reviews our picks for the top 5 martial arts movies of 2022. Here is our list of the Best of 2022: #5- Bullet Train- Starring Brad Pitt. #4- The Gray Man- Starring Ryan Gosling #3- The Round Up- Starring Don lee. #2- Baby Assassins-Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa #1- Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday- Starri…
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On November 19, 2022 Jason David Frank, better known as White/Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver, passed away at the age of 49. Later news reports would reveal his death a suicide. Frank was a talented martial artist, have black belts in multiple styles, including Taekwondo. He was, in addition to being a television actor, was an MMA fighter and Marti…
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In this episode Taekwondo Life Magazine Host and Editor, Marc Zirogiannis, gives a first hand account of the road to becoming a Taekwondo Sabumnim. This episode is a follow up to Episode 181, which was an account of the 91st Kukkiwon International Masters' Course held in NYC this past Summer. This episode introduces the Taekwondo Life audience to M…
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Taekwondo Life Magazine's Marc Zirogiannis talks with Joe Corley - CEO, Jeff Smith - President, Sports Operations, Rick Roufus - Global Director of Fighter Development from PKA Worldwide about the exciting rebranding and changes coming to this historic Combat Sports League. About PKA Worldwide- Once a staple of televised combat sports in the 1970’s…
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The 2022 USATKD Poomsae Grand Slam Wrap Up Show features Marc Zirogiannis' personal wrap up and explanation of this amazing Taekwondo event. The Poomsae Grand Slam is a 20 point competition featuring the top in the world class individual, pairs, and teams recognized, and freestyle divisions will be invited to participate in the Grand Slam. The Gran…
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Host, Marc Zirogiannis, discussed the launch of the 2022-2023 Easter Collegiate Taekwondo Conference Season with its first event having been held at MIT this past weekend. From the ECTC website, "The Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC), formerly known as the Ivy Northeast Collegiate Taekwondo League (INCTL), is a 501(c)3 non-profit colle…
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Marc Zirogiannis reviews Scott Adkins' newest martial arts action film, Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday. This is a sequel to 2018's great film, Accident Man. Accident Man 2 is a really great martial arts action film. Set in Malta, the story revolves around the interruption of Adkins’ new life, as he is forced to protect the ungrateful son of a mafia…
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The United Nations General Assembly took place this week in NYC. Among the visiting international representatives visiting the United States was South Korea’s current President, Yoon Suk-yeol. During United Nations’ week security is extremely heightened. There is a massive coordination of efforts between international security forces, Federal law e…
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This past weekend KTA NY and Kukkiwon conducted a multi-day Live International Masters Course and Pool/Dan Examiner Course in Queens, NYC. These Live training and testing sessions were attended by Masters and Grandmasters from all over the world. The Live training followed 18 hours of online training and the passing of a rigorous exam. Marc Zirogia…
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Marc Zirogiannis takes a look at just a few of the amazing Taekwondo events that took place over the course of the Summer of 2022. From the USAT Grand Prix series to the Nassau County Korean-American Cultural event. Taekwondo Life Magazine talks about: The USAT Grand Prix Series The AAU Nationals The USAT Nationals The Taekwondo Hall of Fame Induct…
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Marc Zirogiannis reports from the 2022 Taekwondo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place on Friday August 19, 2022at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, USA. The Taekwondo Hall of Fame is the brainchild of Grandmaster Gerald Robbins. Grandmaster Robbins was a guest of Taekwondo Life Magazine back in March 2019. He explained …
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Last week NYS Gubernatorial Candidate, Lee Zeldin, was attacked by a man at a campaign rally in Monroe NY. Fortunately for Rep. Zeldin he was not seriously hurt, and the man has been charged in NYS and Federally. Marc Zirogiannis analyzes the attack and how Zeldin and his team's flawed response to discuss the proper way to handle such an attack. Th…
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Baby Assassins is Fast and Fun! Baby Assassins is the latest release from Well Go USA Entertainment to come out of the Japanese market and it is both fast and fun. This well paced and well Directed action comedy can not help but engage you from the opening scene. Synopsis Upon graduation, highly trained teenage assassins Chisato and Mahiro are info…
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Taekwondo is a combat sport. In that regards there always exists the potential for a head trauma that could result in a concussion. Both USA Taekwondo and AAU Taekwondo have protocols in place to protect athletes who experience head trauma. The question is: How well does these organizations communicate with each other to protection of sparring athl…
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An update on some Taekwondo events occurring on or about the July 4th Weekend and beyond. These include the weekend Kukkiwon Expo taking place in Washington DC. The AAU Nationals are also taking place this weekend in Las Vegas. The USAT Nationals will be taking place later this month in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, LIVE MMA will take place i…
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Marc Zirogiannis takes a look at the, just announced, Taekwondo pathways to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. World Taekwondo released a guidance document for Taekwondo nations and athletes. Much of the information is contained in the document and much of the information is the same as has been since the Sydney 2000 Olympics. That document can b…
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In this episode Marc Zirogiannis looks at the 2022 Grand Prix East USA Taekwondo event which took place this past weekend in Daytona Beach Florida. The Grand Prix East is the 3rd event in the Grand Prix series leading up to the 2022 Taekwondo Nationals, which will take place on Salt Lake City, Utah this year. These events are the first in the USA t…
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Karnage MMA PPV Live in NYC-July 8. The Main Card: Venum Blacc v Fair Play Under Cards: Robert McElroy v. CPU Kyle “The Viking” Jones v. Brian Tracy Jarrel Coates V. Dwight Cephas Korey Kenderr V. Kenny Fuego Bristow Welter Weights and Light HeavyWeight Bouts. Date: July 8, 2022 Place: NYC-353 West Street, NY, NY 10014* Details: Once tickets are bo…
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Marc Zirogiannis provides a review of the new Jesse V. Johnson action film, White Elephant (2022). This is the last film of Bruce Willis The film is the long delayed brain child of former stunt man, writer, and Director Jesse V. Johnson. The plot is simple-“When two cops witness an assassination attempt, a ruthless crime boss orders Gabriel Tancred…
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