Dynamic stretching is stretching
where you MOVE and stretch at the same time. In contrast,
traditional static stretching is where you stand still and
stretch. This page will help you to learn a variety of dynamic
stretches that you can use in Taekwondo. Dynamic stretching can
help you to increase your overall flexibility. However, these
stretches should only be attempted after you are
fully warmed-up. In addition, this is not ballistic stretching (where you attempt to go beyond
your natural stretching limits) which is a more dangerous form
of stretching and causes more injuries. Therefore, do
try to stretch beyond your normal static stretching limit (i.e.
stop if a stretch hurts). In addition, you should always see
a doctor before starting any strenuous exercise program.
Taekwondo Stretching page for static stretches (i.e. groin,
calf, hamstring, etc.).