Okay, before I start here, let me say this: Miles, if I took your comment out of context (no pun intended), my apologies.
Now, then, this comment came up in another thread, in order to avoid the thread drift Miles mentions, I thought I'd put this up in a new thread.
Reading this (speficially...
Been following this thread with great interest. A very interesting read, everyone!
While not perfect, IcemanSK, and while it translates only the typed text and not the text on graphics, here's the Babel Fish translation for you. :)
Our sabum nim is fairly forgiving on this aspect - so long as you're a white belt who's in their first week of ever taking TKD. :) After that, you get very sternly reminded that it's "DOBAK", not "GI". And, afaik, blue and red belts get 50 push-up, black belts get 100. At least, that's what I've...
But I like it when you're on your soapbox, Terry. Whether or not I agree with you, you always give me something to think about.
In this case, I do agree with you. Being promoted "just because" just doesn't sit right with me. It's like passing a student in school because "failing would hurt his...
I am one who is a firm believer that there is something to the concept of chi/ki/qi/(insert appropriate spelling here).
Something. But not that much. ;) I actually felt kind of sorry for the old man. What a rude awakening!
I saw a video once of someone breaking two boards like this. At first, I thought, "This is cool! I'd like to try that!"
Then they showed the slow-motion replay. They showed just how his fingers bent before the board broke.
I think I'll wait on that one, thanks... :-)
It's comments like this that make me appreciate my school even more. Everyone at the school is very respectful. Sure, there's the odd slip-up, but that can happen with anyone. For the most part, though, I find the other students a prime example of courtesy. (Well, except for one kid. There's a...
I think the thing I like most about this video is the clips of him performing patterns. No second guessing, no hesitation. Start a technique, finish it, move on to the next. Just comething about it that I can get tired of watching.
Every time I see a "TKD v. MMA" video, I always see the same thing: MMA feints high, TKD attempts to block, MMA shoots under the raised arms for a take-down.
What I would like to see: MMA feints high, TKD fakes a block and goes into a rear leg front kick, MMA shoots in and catches a heel to the...