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  1. mastercole

    Dharma and Drama

    Dharma and Drama “When you present the truth those who recognize truth will treat truth as Dharma and be attracted to Dharma. Those who fear truth will treat truth as Drama and be attracted to Drama.” ~ Yun Sunim It has been said by those wiser than me that the practicing of...
  2. mastercole

    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    You just thought you were calling me out :) But in this thread, like your other, I can see you are certainly into what you think is "calling people out". The only protocol I see here is your own agenda. Here you love to argue, then at the same time state "answer the question or move on."...
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    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    All good points. The problem is that some people, not all, get an idea the uniform and belt is some kind of holy object. Of course the uniform should be treated well as you treat other clothes, keep it nice and clean, pressed and looking your best. But who cares if someone ends up out to lunch...
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    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    First, you give your self to much credit, you never called me out on anything. Second, I have no idea what you are talking about. [COLOR=#0000cd] Obviously in the case (or many many cases :) you personally witnessed their instructor did not care, why should you?
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    What does "tae" actually mean?

    If you want more on this contact me, I will send it.
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    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    That was my contribution, don't like it? Don't read it, or better yet, use the ignore button :)
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    What does "tae" actually mean?

    In 1954 the naming committee was looking through Hanja books trying find Hanja for the Korean word "Taekkyon", because President Rhee called the martial arts demonstration they were watching "Taekkyon." But Taekkyon is a pure Korean word, with no corresponding Hanja (traditional Chinese...
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    What does "kwon" actually mean?

    Kwon, as in Taekwondo has a different Hangul and Hanja character from - Kwan - , as in Kwanjang.
  9. mastercole

    What does "kwon" actually mean?

    This site can help break down the Hanja. It's not the best method, but, it's not a bad start. Paste one of the Hanja in the search and see what you can discover. http://www.cojak.org/
  10. mastercole

    What does "tae" actually mean?

    It's the right Hanja, but GM Kang is choosing the parts of the Hanja definitions he likes. Take the Hanja apart further and see what you find out, see which was it can go.
  11. mastercole

    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    Whatever.
  12. mastercole

    Yep, here it comes - gun control lies front and center

    Like this dandy new law. American citizens can be arrested by our government, and held forever, without a trail or a right to legal counsel. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/the-indefinite-detention-bill-does-apply-to-american-citizens-on-u-s-soil.html
  13. mastercole

    What does "do" actually mean?

    What is the actual meaning of the word "do" as found in "taekwondo" ?
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    What does "tae" actually mean?

    finding the Hanja is a key to finding out
  15. mastercole

    What does "kwon" actually mean?

    What is the actual meaning of the word "kwon" as related to "taekwondo" ?
  16. mastercole

    What does "tae" actually mean?

    Ask in the other thread so we don't derail this
  17. mastercole

    Protocol mishap or fashion faux pas?

    Taekwondo, really? Oh, OK :)
  18. mastercole

    What does "tae" actually mean?

    Maybe, maybe not, but so far, it's seems like maybe. See Gnarlie's post above. I aim to study pretty deeply in every single aspect of Taekwondo, so I am interested in others experience in kupsu or vital points. I know the term "hyeol" which seems close to the first part of your term, but I...
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    simple reverse punch

    GM Rhee is from the Oh Do Kwan, they trained with talyunbong, aka forging post. ITF founder and KTA President CHOI Hong Hi had diagrams in his books on how to build and use the talyunbong, the KTA members were all from kwan that used the talyunbong. From interview with GM Rhee of Australia...
  20. mastercole

    What does "tae" actually mean?

    No, I did not know what your answer would be. I'm asking for other people's answers to my question above, maybe there will be some differences in their answers? Thanks for yours.
  21. mastercole

    What does "tae" actually mean?

    What is the actual meaning of the word "tae" used in the word "taekwondo" ?
  22. mastercole

    jjimjilbang

    If you have been to Korea, or a Korea Town in your country, have you ever been to a Jjimjilbang? If you have been to them in Korea, do you just visit a short while, or do you also sleep there for the night?
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    simple reverse punch

    The development of the reverse punch in the “Old School” days of the Kwan was centered around training on the “talyunbong”, or, in ground makiwara, for all schools. Today this practice has mostly disappeared in favor of the use of more modern training equipment and...
  24. mastercole

    simple reverse punch

    You were very specific. Originally Posted by Cyriacus And some "Old School" Organisations never used Makiwara throughout the course of Their Organisations existence. I simply wanted to know which "Old School Organizations" by name, if you can.
  25. mastercole

    simple reverse punch

    OK, here is the original: Originally Posted by puunui Some old school practitioners would disagree with that. To some, without makiwara training, there is no karate. I get it, you say that plenty of Karate Systems would hold that opinion, the opinion that without makiwara training, there is...
  26. mastercole

    GM LIM Hyun Soo

    Right now GM Lim is in Sweden teaching seminar until April 24. After he returns to Korea we can ask him questions directly.
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    Seeking out kwan leaders

    The official name of the kwan headquarters in Korean language is "Dae Han Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan Jhoong Bon Kwan." To use the general name of the kwan, not the headquarters, it would just be "Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan." The general name of all kwan would start with the word "Taekwondo" first...
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    simple reverse punch

    Here is what you wrote: If you are referring to Taekwondo organizations in your first sentence, which ones? In your second sentence, you are referring to Karate systems, hence my question. Which karate organizations would that be?
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    Martial Art vs. Sport (again)

    For those interested. A recommendation for children who shy away from competitive sports to instead try non-competitive sports. They have listed Karate, but any martial art can apply as both a competitive sport, like sparring, and a non-competitive sport, like makiwara practice. "If your tween...
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    Martial Art vs. Sport (again)

    Sport Taekwondo is martial arts.
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