The Purpose of Breaking

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Black Belt Breaking


Special Techniques



The purpose of using breaking techniques is to measure one's progress in development of strength, accuracy, speed, balance, willpower, and concentration. In general, one should be able to break a board with any given Taekwondo technique appropriate for his/her  belt level.


Tatsuaki Hayashi performs scissors kick during his testing for 2nd Dan Black belt.


Slides (below) show some of the breaking techniques used in the Academic Taekwondo®  Program.


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Master Powell breaking cement sheets



Academic Taekwondo breaking materials include 1 1/2" cement sheets for Poom and 1st Geup level students, and 12"x6"x1", or 12"x12"x1"  inch pine boards for Geup level practitioners. The "Little Tigers" program for grades K and Pre-K4 utilizes 12"x6"1/2" pine boards.

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