This is a Taekwondo Blog!

Still in the right place? Keen to read about Taekwondo topics and martial arts generally? Maybe you even started training later in life like me? Ok. Excellent!

Thank you for stopping by! This is the place to say G’day! Drop me a comment below, tell me about yourself and your interest in Taekwondo.

Taekwondo blogger Kristy Hitchens aka The Mortal Mouse

Heads up though! This is NOT your traditional Taekwondo Blog. I’m not an instructor so a lot of what you will see here is less about technique and tradition and MORE about encouragement, inspiration and well…fun!

I started Taekwondo after watching my son train for 5 years and just after I turned the big 4-Ohhhhhh. It’s been an utter game-changer for me.

I decided to start a Taekwondo blog because I have made some wonderful connections all over the world with others who love all kinds of martial arts for fun and fitness. I’ve also found many experience the same ‘game-changing’ effect as me.

The story I wrote hoping to inspire others to just HAVE A GO at something new was published on the website of Women’s Health magazine Australia and was shared on Facebook almost 7000 times. It was my first article about Taekwondo so I decided to keep writing and The Mortal Mouse was born.

I hope you will drop by regularly so we can keep in touch or shoot me an email and I’ll add you to my mailing list.




PS: You can also find new and re-published articles by me at the following locations…

World of Martial Arts Television Article 1
World of Martial Arts Television Article 2
Women’s Health Australia Article 2
Women’s Health Australia Article 3
Totally Tae Kwon Do Magazine
Taekwondo Times
Martial Journal

Pink Belt Scholarships: Apply NOW!

Applications are now open for Pink Belt Scholarships: All expenses associated with one year of Taekwondo training including uniform and equipment covered for a woman living in Australia who could benefit from this gift of empowerment. Continue Reading »

NEW Pink Belt Project merchandise!

I’m very excited to introduce the new Pink Belt Project range of ladies and girls fitness apparel.

Now all of us chicks who like to kick can celebrate the martial artist within every day – not just when we’re in our uniform.

Wear it underneath your dobok/gi/work uniform/pjs, I don’t MIND! Where it everywhere.

But the absolute kicker is that a percentage from every sale goes direct to my Pink Belt Scholarship fund, empowering women in need with free Taekwondo for a year.

And the full range (including youth tights) is available for easy online purchase. 🛍🛒🎁

I don’t know about you but I am loving the little kicking girl on the back of the tights.

Flat rate shipping to US and UK. 📦

Shop now https://fitify.com.au/pink-belt-project/

What to know more about Pink Belt Project? Visit this dedicated blog page.


Forget everything you’ve heard about learning self defence!

Truly horrifying statistics around the rate and scale of violence against women in Australia right now is being regularly referred to as a ‘national crisis’.

In addition to pleas for Government action and long-term cultural change, women are being urged to arm themselves against the rising threat by taking self defence classes.

Learn to block, strike soft targets, disarm and take-down say the martial arts experts!

But we ain’t listening. In fact, less than 1% of Australian women are participating in a “combative sport” (or form of martial arts), according to a survey by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Continue Reading »

Taekwondo helped protect me while living in fear

In *Renee’s own words: My first introduction to taekwondo was around 2006 as a mother to a spirited 3 year old, I wanted to get back into shape and found a friendly environment to learn and train in at IronTiger Castle Hill.  Continue Reading »

Product Review: Elite Sports training bag

I feel like I’ve reached some coveted new level as a real deal, don’t-mess-with-me martial artist.

My training bag smells like feet. Continue Reading »

10 kick arse Mother’s Day quotes to share with your Taekwondo besties

On Sunday (May 12) in Australia it’s Mother’s Day. I spent a little time gathering a tidy collection of powerful quotes about motherhood I thought my fellow Taekwondo mums would enjoy. Continue Reading »

Taekwondo is giving me my life back

Hi my name is *Linda. I am a pink belt recipient of the pink belt initiative.

I feel very grateful. Continue Reading »

Confessions of a Facebook addict: Part 2

5 discoveries I made about happiness in Spacebook

Remember those nauseating Magic Eye 3D wall posters so trendy in the 90s that made you go cross-eyed as you stared at them waiting for the hidden image to pop out?

And once you finally SEE the hidden surprise, you just can’t bloodey unsee it?

Their creation was based on research into depth perception by a visual neuroscientist called Dr. Bela Julesz. His discoveries later influenced 70s artwork of wildly eccentric surrealist Salvador Dali – famous for his melting clocks, curled moustache and designing the Chupa Chups logo.

And you thought this was a blog about Taekwondo? Ha! Continue Reading »

Taekwondo training delivers newfound strength and joy

In *Nicole’s own words: As a 42-year-old I never thought I’d be where I find myself today – heading into a taekwondo class amongst a sea of children.

As the only adult donning a white belt, I feel a little out of place and somehow gigantic!

I’m the type of person who breaks into a sweat upon entering a gym. Not the endorphin inducing kind, but the get-me-out-of-here kind.
Continue Reading »

Confessions of a Facebook addict: Part 1

My name is Kristy and I am a Facebook-o-holic. *gulp

At the time of writing, I am 20 days Facey (or Fancy!) free.

Maybe you’ve noticed (or not!), over the past year I have committed a significant chunk of my spare time to Taekwondo blogging and building a buzzing community around that blog.

The miracle of social media, or my particular brand of poison – Facebook – has been a massively valuable tool in finding the right audience. People just like you to connect with, bounce off and share my later-in-life journey into the martial arts with.

It’s been exhilarating.

But it’s also been exhausting. Continue Reading »

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