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    American TKD Grandmasters List

    Good Day, I am doing some research related to American Grandmasters of Taekwondo. American Grandmasters List: Edward Sell - GM Uhm, Won Kyu Charles Seriff - GM Choi, Hong Hi Robert Hardin - GGM Nam & GM Kong, Young Il Scott McNeely - GGM Nam & GM Kong, Young Il Those listed above were...
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    Online Blue Belt vs White Belt at Small Competition

    Recently, we were invited to a "Taekwondo/Karate" Tournament with a Jiu-Jitsu Division. The Blue Belt complained about an "illegal pressure point technique" (Ezekiel Choke) and we couldn't get clarification so our white belt just played position the remainder of the match. After the match, the...
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    Lost in Alabama

    Hello All, I have been involved in martial arts for most of my life. My father pioneered Taekwondo in my home state after the Vietnam War. He was also well versed in Judo & Hapkido as were most military trained TKD guys of the time. So, these concepts were passed on as part of my regular...
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    Taekwondo International Goodwill Championships 2011

    Myself competing in the traditional hyung competition of the Taekwondo International Goodwill Championships - Dallas, Texas 2011. For more clips and photos of the event check out my website at http://www.batemantaekwondo.com Regards
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    Original Masters of Taekwondo!

    Dear All, It appears GM Rhee, Ki Ha has announced his retirement from both the UKTA & ITF-NK. Previously pioneers such as C.K. Choi, Kong, Young-Il, Kong, Young-Bo and others have been working together and independently to strengthen the Traditional Style of Taekwondo (Chang-Heon). It...
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    Certification / Instructor Opinion!

    Dear Guys, This question is primarily for the Instructors on the forum, but I certainly welcome the input of the 2nd and 3rd Degrees that may soon be making these decisions themselves. My question is How important is a certificate when welcoming a new students into your dojang. I am not...
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    Enlighten Me...

    In the post about Organizations I read one readers posts concerning the difference between Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation... I would certainly like to here more about a "Kukkiwon Standard School" separate from a World Taekwondo Federation school. What is the difference, and what is...
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    International Goodwill Taekwondo Championships

    Dear All, I recently returned from the International Goodwill Taekwondo Championships...it was great! This was a meeting of Grandmasters, and from what many have said may well be the last public outing for Grandmaster Nam Tae Hi. Pioneers and Grandmasters in attendance were Nam, Tae-Hi...
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    360 Degrees of History?

    Dear All, I am interested to hear your thoughts on this... Originally a military martial art, Taekwondo-in all over Korea came through a bottleneck called the Oh Do Kwan. This was primarily due to Compulsory Military Service. Accordingly, there were so many martial artists that gave input...
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    Need a Dojang in Florida!

    Dear All, I have a student who is transfering out for college. She will be living in a town called Marianna, FL. I am not familiar with the city, and would love some input from the MA.Talk community! We are looking to relocate her to a familiar environment! Chang Heon, Traditional -...
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    Kukkiwon Special Testing!

    Dear All, I am aware that the special testing took place in Las Vegas, however I have also heard rumor that there was another special testing in Austin during the Junior Olympics. I have some questions about the testing held in Austin and would like to here from anyone who attended...
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    Hyung Question - Choong Moo

    Dear All, I am wondering who can provide me any reference material showing why Choong Moo has 30 movements. I know Mr. Anslow has done quite a bit of research on the patterns, so I am hoping he can be of assistance. Honestly, I am simply needing to know if there is a specific reason for the...
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    The "do" of Tae Kwon!

    Instead of high jacking my previous thread regarding disappearing history, I am creating this thread based on information received by independent posters to these forums... The "do or way" as I was taught is more than just that of proper punching and kicking. It is a way of life through the...
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    Disappearing History...

    Dear All, I pose a question...does anyone see the Republic of Korea (Kukkiwon, WTF, & KTA) removing crucial portions of Taekwondo history? Recently, have searched the history section of the Kukkiwon and WTF and do not see one reference to the individual kwans and there founders that came...
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    Need a dojang in Georgia...

    Dear All, I have a student who is moving to the Warner Robing / Macon, Georgia area. He asked for my assistance in relocating his training. I am not familiar with any TKD dojangs in the area so I have put in a few calls to instructors in that region and am pending their response. Anyone that...
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    Spookey is BACK...long time

    Hey to all my old friends, I have been gone for quite some time ( a few years if i recall ) - - - I have had some amazing journeys, eye opening experiences, and am twice the man I was four years ago. Miles, MichiganTKD, friends and "foes" (light hearted)...I look forward to many more great...
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    My best year ever...Taekwondo

    Hello everyone, I have been gone for a while from the forums, but havent forgotten any of you and the great conversations we have had (debates as well)! Over the past year I have had two great opportunities materialize. First I had the opportunity to train directly under Chung Yun...
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    Spookey is Back!

    Dear All, Missed being around...I have been crazy busy working this last year. Training has been difficult at times, but I have learned so many new things, and not to long ago I relocated (although remaining in the same area). Terry, Miles, Marginal and the rest of the guys and gals (plenty...
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    Urgent Request for Prayer!

    Dear All, The youngest son of my God-Brother and lifelong friend is in the battle of his life in a "childrens hospital". Our family is asking for your prayers!!!!! He was medi-vacced from the local hospital to a specialty pediatric hospital in the early morning hours. He is not more than...
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    Kukkiwon - Please Translate...

    Dear All, Can anyone tell me the literal meaning of the word Kukki and Won and the combination of the two as is applicable. For instance... Chung Do Kwan translates to Gym of the Blue Wave. TAEKWON! SpooKeY
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    Spookey...Going Olympic Style!

    Dear Gang, I recently received an invitation to a small regional (probably semi-local) competition. The continuous sparring interested me because I have never competed under the USTU / WTF rules by which this will be (minimally) conducted. This afternoon I spoke with the instructor who is...
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    Respect / Ettiquette...

    Dear All, I would like to speak briefly about the way in which respect is displayed in the Dojang. Over the last few threads there have been questions and comments regarding clapping and bowing and so on. Some have been in favor and some opposed. Some question the tradition (or reason for)...
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    Breaking Suggestions

    Dear All, I have a group of 9th Gups that will be testing for there yellow belts in the next month or so. Upon completion of the grading I would like to have them preform a basic demo for their parents (at the rank presentation at the following class). My intention is to have the newly...
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    American Taekwon-Do Foundation...

    Dear All, I seem to have found at least one representing member (or former member) of every national organization imaginable...except one! Having never seen anyone reference the ATF (American Taekwon-Do Foundation) I am wondering if there is anyone here that is or has been affiliated with...
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    Need Assistance....

    Dear All, I am vigorously searching for any available information related to a system of gung-fu my elder brother studied years ago. Unfortunately he is not capable of providing a source of reference... To the best of my knowledge it is a Northern Sytem and is called Lung Chen or something...
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    Hearts of Warriors...

    Dear All, Having just found this thread I feel it appropriate to honor the lives of some my family has left behind... Patrick Maurice Flynn (1979-2002) Having fought the balance between right and wrong for the majority of his life, he was a loving son, father, and devoted friend...
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    Hyungs, Tuls, & Poomse....the HARDEST!

    Dear All, Commonly you will see threads regarding pattern application or maybe your favorite pattern...well, of all the patterns you have learned which is/was the most difficult to preform well? Also, of all the patterns in your pattern set (or those that you are semi-familiar with) which...
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    Black Striping on the dobok...

    Dear All, Knowing that we have a vast mixture of Taekwon-Do "styles" represented on this board...I wish to pose the following question... What are your kwan's, dojang's, or organization's rules regarding striping? Please state your explanation as well as representing your kwan or...
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    How is your home defended?

    Dear All, With crime constantly on the rise and the number of violent home invasions at the fore front...I am wondering what measures you currently utilize to defend your home as a safe haven. Firearms, alarms, dogs, and other physical safety and security measures. Which do you use? What is...
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    Evolution of the ITF (non-political)

    Dear All, Recently I have seen many contributors on the forums referring to the "Original ITF". Many of these people are not really familiar with the changes and evolution of Chong-Hon Taekwon-Do over the years. Those of us that have been involved for a while will be able to share...
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