I have been quite critical about the current state of Taekwondo so I realized that many might think that I am against Taekwondo training. Well, quite the opposite is true. I am still very much passionate about Taekwondo. I still love sparring, kicking, and even Poomsae training (even though I might say the opposite things sometimes just to get some people upset)! Taekwondo is still my number one Martial Arts style. I just believe that we could achieve so much more as a Taekwondo community. Our training methods, competitions, national organizations and leaders should be more aware about current trends and what is going on today! Everything is moving at a rapid pace and I sometimes feel that we are a little behind with everything. Just take MMA, for example, which is growing and getting all the media attention. We shouldnt just complain about how they are. But instead, we should look more closely at what they are doing and try to learn something from it. I am big fan of MMA and UFC and I am following them very closely. I believe that we can learn so much about how they do marketing, arrange their tournaments and how they are getting their target audience involved. Their use of TV, Twitter and other social networks are just amazing. In the Taekwondo community, we have people who have all the tools and skills but do not use them? There is so much unused power out there and I think we should get our younger generation involved as well. Yours, Markku P.