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    UFC fighter Anderson Silva wants to be an Olympian

    Old video, not current champ at any weight class. Also anyone can get KO'd by a high level champ of similar sports. Not much difference between the two sports (ITF vs. WTF) at the highest level. The movement is the same, the kicks are the same, only diff is punch to the head or not. Very poor...
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    My First ITF Class

    I don't think punching to the head and boxing style punches in general are a WTF vs. ITF thing. I think it is more of an instructor thing. I teach punching all the time from a boxing stand point and we do WTF sparring at our school. Punching is a big part of our test as we call it combat...
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    UFC fighter Anderson Silva wants to be an Olympian

    Silva would get killed. Would bring a big light to sport TKD but he would get KO'd. Simple as that. He is to slow and does not have the skills for this sport. I am sure he know this. He could not beat any of the serious Juniors (15-17 years old) that do this sport. It's just not that simple to do.
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    Kind of cool

    Thank you Sir. Last year was his first year as a Jr. He gave it his best shot and came up a little short vs. the kid that took it all. He will be ready this year.
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    Locks for SD?

    Here is a vid of someone defending himself with a wrist/arm lock and take down. Here is what the OP of this vid George Bell had to say about wrist and locks for SD.
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    Kind of cool

    He's the one in each clip landing a technique. The one in the USA dobok.
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    Kind of cool

    Kind of cool to watch techniques in slow motion. We don't always see the footwork and timing, but when you slow it down you really see the work it takes to get it just right. These are some highlights of my son at a recent event.
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    Has olympic Taekwondo ruined the reputation of the art?

    Only in the eyes of others that do TKD and want all TKD to look like what they do. I can tell you that anyone of us on this board would get pretty badly beaten up by all Olympic level TKD practitioners, no matter what our style of TKD.
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    More TKD as SD

    Pretty good techniques...
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    Poomsae world champion

    Below are clips from the USA Poomsae team. I have the pleasure of knowing many of them, and have one student that is also apart of this team and he placed at worlds. They are all great athletes and generate great power in their forms. Many of them were fighters before they chose to do poomsae...
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    USAT tournament questions

    Start here Become a USA Taekwondo Member Sparring gear for color belts can vary depending. Some event have color belts use Electronic Hogus so you should get the foot socks just incase. Can be worn even with regular hogus as well. But you need to check with each event. Color belts don't need...
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    Cool little video

    Poomsae techniques applied to fighting or SD. Pretty cool.
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    TKD Coming Out More and More

    More and more MMA fighters stating that TKD is there base. You always see Karate or Kickboxing as an MMA persons style but when I watch them it looks like TKD to me. And so far it has been the case more than not. Here's another one.
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    Youth Black Belts

    Crazy this thread is still going!
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    it's official

    Congrats. And don't get to worked up, you will do a great job. Art