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I don’t like weightlifting, it is boring and seems like work. I like various versions of sit-ups, pushups, bar dips, pull-ups and chin-ups, etc. where I am working against my own body weight. Experiment and find what you like to do and what strength exercises work for you, and then do them regularly. While strength is related to muscle size, size is not the controlling factor. As you have probably experienced, many relatively small people have tremendous power that does not come from size, but from speed and technique.
Eat healthy foods in reasonable amounts and perform moderate exercise daily, and body fat will not be a problem. Your body will stabilize at whatever is its norm and you will be able to maintain that level for life.
You have to have a wide variety of techniques and be able to perform them properly, but the only way to get better at sparing is to spar with as many different opponents as possible as often as possible. It’s called experience.
Hope these tips will be useful to you. Don’t give up. Perseverance is one of the tenets of Taekwondo for a reason.