Jan-Eric is a Finnish taekwondo black belt and founder of Kick.ai, a martial arts wearable that allows gathering data from your kicks.
Using Kick.ai you can see the effect your training has on your speed, stamina, and reaction speed.
With the app you can track your kicks and enhance your reaction, speed and stamina.
The software included has different training simulations designed by martial artists with decades of experience.
It is very useful for high performance athletes, but also for practitioners and club owners.
Through the app you can also win digital trophies and compare and share your progress with other Kick.ai users.
Remote coaching reliable information
Kick.ai also have an amazing feature for dojang owners.
With their dashboard you can coach your students remotely, motivate them and keep control of their performance.
Remote coaching is becoming a reality, and gathering data from your students it will surely improve the quality of the training.
With this option for clubs you can connect many Kick.ai devices to a single dojang screen and use it for different training modes.
Where it all began
Jan-Eric started practicing taekwondo in a son-father class.
He was looking for a way of helping his child to gain more self confidence. But soon he was attracted by the speed and flashy kicks of taekwondo.
When he was solo training for his black belt test the idea of an implement that could allow him to measure his progress.
He surfed the web in search for something like it and didn’t find anything.
He was a digital designer, so if he wanted it so bad he had to create it.
That was how Kick.ai started
What benefits can you get from using Kick.ai?
The main point of the interview was to talk about Kick.ai.
In Jan-Eric words. Is basically a tool to measure your progress.
You train as you would train normally. But using this wearable device you will receive a lot of information.
As I wrote in the first lines of this post, with Kick.ai you can measure your Speed, Reaction Speed and Stamina.
Kick.ai also has simulations of training designed by experts. So, if you don’t have a trainer you can use their app and challenge yourself.
Kick.ai will give you easy to understand reports.
Personally I think that to see the progress in a number can be a great way of motivation.
Also you can compete with other Kick.ai users of your level all over the world.
Today’s role of technology in taekwondo.
Jan-Eric talked with us about the role of technology in modern taekwondo, and how it could evolve in the future.
As a real passionate martial arts lover. He took some time to tell us about some dream like features that technology could give us in the future.
Other topics that we talked about were: Education, Early specialization and his favorite metal bands.
Enjoy the interview!