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Karate Posture 101, Why Doing Tae Kwon Do Can Fix YOUR Back Pain and Save You from the Hospital or Doctor.

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Poor posture can result in neck pain, shoulder knots/tension, and headache pain. But there's a fix for your pain and it's easier than you think.

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According to a study from Harvard on health

Do you suffer from headaches, Back Pain, Fatigue or Poor Breathing?

Maybe it is your posture!

At OMMA, you know we really focus on our posture during every position; but, do you truly know the real importance of it? Did you know that your spines is crucial to supporting your body, movement and nerve signaling. “Poor posture, on the other hand, promotes back pain and can affect the position and function of your abdominal organs, inhibit breathing and oxygen intake, and cause headaches.

Spinal pain in the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck) are often the causes for many lost work days and consistently maintaining poor posture can lead to a host of medical problems far beyond back or neck pain.

Your posture and movement are aspects of motor control. Postural control involves stabilizing your body against disturbances exerted by external forces, whereas movement control involves reaching a new position.

Do you get in bad moods often?

Did you know that your Poor posture may also affect your mood, your friends mood or even your parents moods?

 If you don't correct your posture, the bones in your neck eventually degenerate and the pain can become permanent. SERIOUSLY. PERMAnent.  No one wants that. The pain would only temporarily relieved by epidurals and fixed by surgery; additionally, you compromise your back and neck structures like muscles, tendons and ligaments…they become stressed and are forced to move in unnatural ways. IT’s awful.

The key to good posture.

"the key to good posture is the position of your spine."

Over time these bad postures cause aches and pains in your body. But the good news is Tae Kwon Do has poises, positions an exercises that you can do to correct your posture and manage your back pain.

Your spine has three natural curves - at your neck, mid back, and low back and really fix posture, as adults or children with lousy posture, we need to focus on almost all seated, standing, bending forward and sitting down Tae Kwon Do positions.

What’s the Most Common Poor Posture?

1. Forward head posture — often accompanied by forward shoulders and a rounded upper back, which can lead to more pain in the neck, upper back, and/or shoulders and this sustained forward head posture can overstretch and strain the neck and shoulder muscles causing neck, shoulder pain, back pain and headaches. If not corrected,text neck can lead to very poor posture causing excessive wear and tear (Osteoarthritis).

2. Hunchback Posture.

The best way to do this to consult a professional, preferably a orthopedic back doctor and get their opinion and practice holding the "Chunbi", "Tae Kwon" and "Shut" positions.

Next practice your wall sits, horse squats and front kics against the wall to help you improve the way your hamstrings and lower back muscles fire and engage, better while you stand or sleep


First, develop awareness of your posture during various activities, and make necessary corrections for spine straightening. Practice walking, standing and sitting with the correct spine posture.

Roundtable Tips from the Pros

The next best thing is to examine photos of yourself and your posture. Do you stand with your shoulders slumped? Do you represent the stance of the ideal OMMA student? Do you look confident, alert, ready at all moments? Or is your posture poor?

Get a better sense of your posture by looking at your posture in the mirror. Don't look from the front, but from the side.

What do you see?

Take a a look at your posture and discuss with our resident Strength and Conditioning coach on how to fix it! Purchasing ergonomic chairs and furniture can help but not all of us can do that.

Improving your posture also helps you become more aware of your muscles,

Go to the OMMA Instagram page and look for yourself in our photos.

Let's face it, we need to know the reality of how bad or how good our posture is before you can fix it and improving your posture takes a little work and patience, but it's well worth it-good posture can help you look and feel better.

If you want to stop slouching or get relief from back pain, start to work on your posture in all parts of your life including whether you're sitting computer or standing. We know that it may seem unnatural and difficult to keep the shoulders and back straight at first, perseverance in doing so can help correct bad posture. 

Hand Positions.

The position of your hand in relation to your leg. Which way your thumbs are pointing. With good posture, your hands should sit by your side, ideally with your middle finger in line with the seam of your pants. Your thumbs should point directly forward when your arms are at your sides.

Correct Your Alignment.

With correct alignment and good posture, your lifts in the gym, punches, kicks, striking, take downs and your body will be stronger, your muscles will work more efficiently, you'll help prevent pain and injury and you'll look and feel a heck of a lot better.

To solve a problem, you first need to pinpoint the cause.


1. Stand against a wall to check your posture. You should have less than 2 inches between the wall and your neck and back. Keep this position in mind as you go throughout the rest of your day With these benefits in mind, try out these 5 spine elongation exercises to help improve your posture fast:

2. Sit straight up.

Step 2: Draw your abdominals in so that your lower back is flat.

Step 3: Pull your rounded shoulders back by slightly pinching your shoulder blades together. Be sure not to shrug up, as this is a very common substitution.

2. Y Presses. This exercise significantly helps with full upper body posture correction. Set up against a wall and place your lower back, upper back, rear delts, elbows, wrists, and head against the wall.

3. Exercise regularly — even a brisk walk for 10 minutes a day will help you improve your general health and your posture by keeping your body supple and active. Do gentle exercises such as those in yoga and Pilates to help strengthen the support muscles in your back and stomach and improve your posture

4. Sit at the end of your chair and slouch completely. Draw yourself up and accentuate the curve of your back as far as possible. Hold for a few seconds. Release the position slightly (about 10 degrees). This is a good sitting posture. Distribute your body weight evenly on both hips. Bend your knees at a right angle.

5. Tilt your head forward gently, touch your chin to your chest, hold for five seconds, then release. Rotate your head to the left until you feel a mild stretch.


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