The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.
To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.
Smart lad, to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 15, 2013The USA Taekwondo Transitional Board of Directors would like to recognize Grandmaster Walter Al Cole for a lifetime of service, dedication and contribution to the sport.
Instrumental in the Olympic adoption of taekwondo and the further development of the...
I was sorry to see the post and am praying for Master Cole. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him and his sons all too infrequently. He is a fervent advocate of taekwondo and a great friend to any who strive to learn more about it.
From a non-instructor/parent's point of view:
I can totally understand giving more attention and extra help to students who excel. I am not sure that in and of itself qualifies as "favorites". It is always nice when an instructor goes the extra mile for/with the student who is willing to go...
The USAT lists a Michigan State Championship on 3-17 in East Lansing. I can't find any other information on it. Do you know anyone involved and can you point me to a link for a site or pre-event packet?
Black Belts: 10-32 year olds The top four finalists at a 2012 State Championships or USAT Regional Qualifier will qualify for World Class sparring divisions. All other participants will qualify for the Grass Root divisions.
Read the underlined sentence. It specifically says all black belts...
Here you go. Red meat for lunch. Enjoy
Thank you for the pictures!
Can anyone clarify the reason/use for the vests? It looks like a demo team (?) wearing them, but not the competitors in poomsae? Are they more decorative and not a formal part of the required uniform?
Tony, thanks for understanding and not thinking I was attacking your post on the rules.
Rob, some great points. Thank you for the well thought out response.
For everyone else, including and especially ATC, I don't mean to come across as preachy, condescending or attacking. Am honestly...
First, ATC congratulations to your son for his accomplishments. The power and technique are truly awesome.
Now, I am going to be the bad guy on the thread and ask that it be taken as a discussion of issues and not a personal attack on ATC or his son.
While a lot of people applaud watching...
We started my daughter at 3. Her instructor made her attend two classes and observed her before he would take her on as a student. I have seen some kids who start at 3-4 and do well and others who are not ready to start at 6-7-8. It really depends on the child, his/her physical and mental...
California Penal Code, Section 12020-12040 specifically lists nunchucks as a prohibited deadly weapon that can only be used in a licensed school and can only be sold and mailed directly to a licensed school.
I am saying nothing about the practices of your dojang. Just that I wasn't willing...