An invaluable coaching session on how to teach all five competition breaks by World Champion Brendan Doogan.


The ITF tournament rules for breaking require men to do five techniques, and women three.  Men and women knifehand strike,side piercing kick and turning kick. Men also do forefist punch and reverse turning kick.

In New Zealand we have been training our athletes break for many years by using padding on the boards as well as hand and foot protection. This way the athlete gains confidence at the same time as learning the correct technique.

In this coaching session Mr Brendan Doogan takes 1st dan Ashley Porter through all five competition breaks using easily breakable boards to ensure no injury occurs.

Video Highlights

  • The length and flatness of trajectory for power
  • Correct angle of impact
  • Speed and Power for breaking
  • Incremental increases in difficulty for success
  • How to use Polar boards with kids
  • The principle of success with breaking
  • Golden Rule of “Walk Away”
  • Mr Brendan Doogan World Champion & Expert Coach

    Mr Doogan is a 6th degree black belt and is an International Instructor, International Umpire, World Champion in Power Breaking, Assistant New Zealand Coach, and a member of the Standards and Discipline and Tournament Advisor Groups in New Zealand. Click the image above to read more….

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