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    Kukkiwon demo team: the local timber industry is feeling better already

    FYI, Kukkiwon Demo Team will be performing in Virginia on October 27 The 3rd Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Championship
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    Koryo instruction video

    See also: Koryo
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    USA Taekwondo Collection

    Team USA Shop, USA Winter Olympics Gear, Olympics Apparel, USA Hockey Jerseys
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    What conidtions was TKD made in?

    ...and, as an aside, throughout history, many combat activities eventually becomes a sport. The marathon began with a soldier running to Athens to deliver intel. The javelin (spear) throw was an Olympic event even in ancient Greece. The modern pentathlon mimics a cavalry soldier escaping from...
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    ITF patterns: "E" versions ?

    The student doesn't know. He was hoping somebody on the subreddit had heard of these.
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    ITF patterns: "E" versions ?

    This question is posted to the taekwondo subreddit, but I thought somebody here might know the answer. A student is being told that his school will be practicing the "E" versions of the ITF patterns. So for example, instead of practicing Chon-Ji, they will be practicing Chon-Ji-E. For...
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    The Koryo leg break

    I wrote the software myself sir. It's not trivial to use, but it's not impossible to learn either. I released previous versions as Open Source, but the most recent version I have so-far kept as Closed Source. (I have a good reason that I can't get into here.) There are a few people that I have...
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    Practical Application of the Double-Knife-Hand Block

    I think the most practical application of the Double Knifehand Block is to fight Bruce Lee in the Roman Coliseum.
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    The Koryo leg break

    Thank you sir! That video was shot in the school I attend (Majest Martial Arts in Sterling Virginia). The performer is Dong-Jin Kim, a former university poomsae champion in Korea -- I'm trying to recall, I think he competed for Kyung-Min University? He now teaches in Leesburg, Virginia. The...
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    Two blocks at once

    Aside: The stone sculpture known as the Kumgang Yoksa depicts two figures, each about 2 meters tall, flanking either side of a doorway in a Buddhist temple in ancient Silla. The sculpture appears to depict two men in unarmed combat. The sculpture has been dated to the 8th Century.
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    Augmented/Supported Blocks

    I think I see. So you're not referring to T7 specifically, but really all the Kukkiwon forms? I.e., Kukkiwon textbook doesn't explain how the stances pertain to the upper body movements.
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    Augmented/Supported Blocks

    How do you mean? The lack of reference to the stance? Your point about it being something other than a block intrigues me, and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. You're thinking maybe it's a strike with the palmheel? That's an interesting thought. Maybe you're pulling your villainous...