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    dislike of a musical form but learning it anyway - it's part of the curriculum

    Exactly, granfire! Several of Jhoon Rhee's forms are done to music, only this school only used music for Exodus. With the partnership, or whatever, we'll likely be taking their lead here. Which means music foms, at least w this rank. I don't know what will happen to us yet. We have 1 of...
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    dislike of a musical form but learning it anyway - it's part of the curriculum

    Well I work there, so I don't pay tuition or testing fees (well, when they start charging those), free uniform every 6 mo., and if we did more tournaments boss would pay fees, oh, and no mark up on extra equipment. This is last color belt and wouldn't hurt to finish the bb from jhoon Rhee before...
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    dislike of a musical form but learning it anyway - it's part of the curriculum

    Hi, I used to go to another school, but left it in 2006 (at red belt). About 18 months ago I caught up with one of the instructors who used to teach there. He started his own school and I ended up hired to assist classes and whatnot. I wasn't thinking about styles and the fact that this school...
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    What can I do to counter him and better handle similar situations in the future

    So the same teacher was there today. When I saw the boy and his cousins come in and the teacher was the only one in the classroom, I took advantage of the time it took them to put their gear on to bring up what was happening Saturday. He worked with me for a few months last year before he had to...
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    What can I do to counter him and better handle similar situations in the future

    Gwai, the speed part is right. Plus I get tired faster. I'm at least twice as old as him and I was never active as I was growing. The weight part is a bit off base. I'm 5'6" and about 140, which, while not as light as I could be, still leaves me within the average catagory. Earl - The teacher...
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    BB training for 1st dan - how does yours work (not the test, the training for it)

    Hi, There are 7 of us that need to prepare for the school's first black belt test (if you count the girl who barely shows up for classes and the 2 who joined our rank last Saturday). The owner/teacher has a lot going on and doesn't have much time for us. The master wants to help, but we need to...
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    What can I do to counter him and better handle similar situations in the future

    Hi, Everyone at the school is too busy to discuss this and I want to start preparing to deal with this opponent (and future reactions to similar situations) asap. I am an adult assistant at this tkd school where there is no class for adults. I haven't gotten to spar much in recent months. Most...
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    newer types of footgear

    Hmm. I think I should have been more specific. I was talking about sparring gear. The foot protectors had separate part for each toe, like those shoes, but they pull on like the cloth covered sparring gear for feet. The bottom of the foot was bare except under the toes and the arch area. These...
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    newer types of footgear

    Hi, I happened upon a picture where two tkd people sparring had a different kind of footgear. I was only familiar with the dipped foam kind and the clothe-covered socky pull ons. The ones in the pic looked like the shoes with a separate space for each toe and it looked like they pull on like...
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    Website with written MA homework or assignments?

    I shadow/assist tkd classes at my school 3 days/week. The owner is wanting to get me to black belt so he has a female teacher, and the newest instructor is wanting to double promote me which would put me one step from black belt and teaching. I'd like to be a solid one when I get there. In both...
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    suggestions for books like these?

    One nice thing about YA books is they are shorter, so it's easier to read them in one or two sitting without neglecting too many responsibilities. I heard of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. I almost started them once. Two things I've reread lately is the Windrose Chronicles trilogy by...
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    suggestions for books like these?

    Well, adult or YA. I prefer fantasy or light science fiction, but I've branched out a bit in the past few years. Loved Ender's Game. Couldn't get into Stranger in a Strange Land. If there isn't something in the first 30 pages or that grabs me, well I might get distracted. I want to like it.
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    Website with written MA homework or assignments?

    Hi, I've heard some MA schools have a special program or system including leadership training and/or homework. My school doesn't have something like that, so I was looking for a website. Specifically homework or written assignments. Not physical ones like, "do 10 slow side kick, 10 fast side...
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    suggestions for books like these?

    Hi, I'm interested in reading some books (fiction or non-fiction) where part of the plotline includes one of these: ~an abused woman or a child who learns to help herself and overcome the situation. ~a person doesn't think they are good enough, and how they come to learn differently, or...
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    a spectator's guide to BJJ?

    Well, I just found a little something. I'll look at it more later, I have to get ready for work. The first video I looked at from that youtube link (or was it a link from the first click...anyway) mentioned a free ebook at the very end, so I downloaded that. "BJJ Roadmap," about 35 pages. There...
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