Independent Instructor looking for someone to test me for 3rd Dan

Discussion in 'Tae-Kwon-Do' started by dcsma, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. dcsma

    dcsma Orange Belt

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    Hey everyone. I'm a independent school instructor in Tae Kwon Do in the Cincinnati Ohio area looking to get tested for 3rd Dan. I came from a Chung Do Kwan school and I'm currently a 2nd Dan. So if anyone can help I would much appreciate it.
     
  2. ETinCYQX

    ETinCYQX Master Black Belt

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    Master Cole may be able to help you. Maybe he will post here.
     
  3. Earl Weiss

    Earl Weiss Senior Master

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    What patterns do yo practice? I have met people who say they are from a CDK school when they were doing patterns from another system but had a CDK lineage? What do you know of your lineage?
     
  4. rlobrecht

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    I remember seeing that AAU performs Dan gradings.
     
  5. chrispillertkd

    chrispillertkd Senior Master

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    You might want to consider looking not for someone who will test you so much as for an instructor under whom you can study and who will help your development in Taekwon-Do. While it's not unheard of for people to test others who have no instructor-student relationship with them or who are not even in the same organzation as they are I would personally avoid anyone who did so.

    Pax,

    Chris
     
  6. Kong Soo Do

    Kong Soo Do IKSDA Director

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    You were asking this back in February. Didn't any of the offered assistance workout?
     
  7. miguksaram

    miguksaram Master of Arts

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    Just curious, but what do you need your 3rd dan and why can't you get tested where you were?
     
  8. kitkatninja

    kitkatninja Blue Belt

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    There could be a few reasons why dcsma needs to be tested elsewhere, eg politics, restrictions by the federation/association that dcsma is a member of, etc.

    @dcsma, if you don't mind the UK, you can contact GM Tony Vohra 8th Dan - he may be able to help (however traveling, accomodation, etc... is up to you to sort out). Or there's Master Sung J. Woo 6th Dan at Taekwonwoo.
     
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    If you're looking to stick with Chung Do Kwan, then there are some excellent folks in your region.

    GM Steven Travis is in the northern Indiana area. I strongly recommend him.

    GM Sung Jae Park is in the Indianapolis area.
     
  10. Blindside

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    It would seem to me that the first step before looking for a promotion would be to find an instructor and begin a relationship with him. People I promote will represent me, both in skill and attitude, something that I need to see for longer than a 2/3/5/whatever hour test. I can't imagine someone coming to me for just a test for a senior ranking, I would want some serious time on the mats before any test.
     
  11. miguksaram

    miguksaram Master of Arts

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    Actually, I just looked back at the first time he asked about this and GM Al Cole attempted to contact him. So I guess my question now to the OP is what happened with that route? GM Cole is pretty good with helping people out in TKD.
     
  12. dcsma

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    Thank you for all of your responses. I will address them in time.
     
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    ??????....Hhhmmmmm?
     
  14. SPX

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    Yeah . . . WTF?
     
  15. FieldDiscipline

    FieldDiscipline 2nd Black Belt

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    Was bound to be their fault... :)
     
  16. d1jinx

    d1jinx Master Black Belt

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    So are we fishing? Looking for the big bite?

    I'm sure there are quite a few here who would gladly make you a certificate...
     
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    Looking for the big bite basically.
     
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    And who might the Big Bite be?
     
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    There is plenty of help out there for people with bonified reasons for needing help? I PMed this person with specifics and never got a response this OP or thread seems to be fishing to me?
     
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    Yep. He admitted as much.

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