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  1. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    IMHO, the argument boils down to representing and passing on the art. A hobbyist practicing bits and pieces, represents little harm. However, practicing 50%, passing that knowledge on, misrepresents the art. You end up with people who trained 100% of what they were taught, and still only know...
  2. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    I guess that does bring up a valid point. IF we consider Taekwondo a large-ish umbrella that encompasses a few different "versions," do we count the sport as part of the art? I assume schools that only practice sparring, are sport focused (which again, I would argue is a very small portion of...
  3. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    I'm not sure if there is a language barrier here, but you seem to twist every point made on these threads to further some sort of "debate." Training a small piece of an art, rather than its totality, so an argument could be made that you're not practicing the art, just parts. No one made the...
  4. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    I don't think GM Weiss was making that case at all. You really like to argue every post, huh? Those early days where the names and lines were blurred. People chose sides, people used names, so what? I fall into a category of retaining Japanese/Okinawan Karate forms, but also use the term...
  5. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    It kind of looks like "senior student" in hanja, but I'm not sure that was a title that someone would have worn on their dobok? Seonbae Nim? I know hangul is 선배 I think hanja is 长老
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    Is ball of the foot roundhouse outdated with modern shoes?

    I have to say, this has been a lively expression of how everyone uses or doesn't use their foot, in relation to a roundhouse kick. I think the general consensus seems to be, "if you train it properly, and understand where and how to execute it, either striking surface has merits."...
  7. SahBumNimRush

    Is ball of the foot roundhouse outdated with modern shoes?

    I understand what you are saying, but the axial loading of the bony surface of impact is what I am referring to. The metatarsals are long bones ( meaning a hollow shaft) you are, effectively striking with the metatarsal head (not the shaft), which by definition is axially loading the 1 metatarsal.
  8. SahBumNimRush

    Is ball of the foot roundhouse outdated with modern shoes?

    Anatomically, you are axially loading the 1st metatarsal in a roundhouse kick in which you pull the toes back and strike with the ball of the foot. If striking with the instep or top of foot, it would be transverse loading the 1st metatarsal, as well as maybe the navicular bone.
  9. SahBumNimRush

    Chuck Norris and TKD

    I mean, the first half of it is Pyung Ahn O Dan (Pinan Godan, Heian Godan). Then it looks like he's just doing some floor exercise with some breaking.
  10. SahBumNimRush

    Is ball of the foot roundhouse outdated with modern shoes?

    If you put a thick layer of padding on a hammer head, I think the hammer head would still do more damage than striking something with the side of the shaft. It is the axial loading vs. transverse loading. Transverse loading increases sheer force, leading to fracture.
  11. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Fair enough. I'll leave it at that.
  12. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Many of the greatest TKD Pioneers in the U.S. hosted tournaments under these rules. Many of their names still grace the names of tournaments that continue to use the rules today. The late S. Henry Cho, the late Ki Whang Kim, Il Joo Kim, Kyong Won Ahn, the late Joon Pyo Choi, who co-founded the...
  13. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Once again, you are pigeon holing your definition of "traditional" with ITF. There were multiple ITF stylists that I sparred in that video, and I think you'll find many who have competed within these rulesets. The majority of tournaments in the U.S. from the 60's through the 80's were 3 point...
  14. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Competitive sparring under TKD rulesets encourages long range techniques. But that's different than "foot fencing." I'm far from the best fighter, but I'm fine with putting myself out there. Here's some footage of me sparring starting around 4:30 mark. It's under traditional TKD 3 point...
  15. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    I guess this is where we get in to semantics. One could argue that because the forms existed prior the name TKD, there are purely TSD/KSD forms. But, I practice MDK TKD, and we still perform those older forms. Would you say that I practice TKD, and only do karate katas? The forms I know come...
  16. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Now that's just a trolling statement.
  17. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Yes, "a" traditional branch. ITF is a branch of TKD that developed AFTER my "branch." They don't practice the oldest formsets the Koreans practiced in the earliest days of Kong Soo Do/Tang Soo Do. The only reason, I wear the moniker of TKD is that my heritage supported the unification process...
  18. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Awesome! I remember travelling to Dayton for tournaments when I was a kid. Nice to meet another martial artist from the region.
  19. SahBumNimRush

    30 years ago

    Congratulations on that admirable milestone! I too started training at the age of 5. Which means October of this year will make 37 years of training in Moo Duk Kwan TKD for me.
  20. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Again, I'm not sure how this is relevant to the OP. I wouldn't say that either of the three folks sparring in the video had sparring skills or strategies that I would classify as embarrassing. Did the two ITF stylists focus mainly on long range strategies? Yes. This is the range that the...
  21. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    I believe this is an over-simplified perspective. My day to day curriculum typically consists of floor exercises, forms (the old TSD forms, aka karate katas, and includes application practice), one step sparring, some accessory drills, and free sparring. We practice applications of our forms...
  22. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Not sure what you were intending to communicate here. I don't think you'd find anyone that would disagree with this statement. But as I showed above, it's due to a competitive focus that influenced the region in the first half of the 20th century. It would make sense that an established...
  23. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    I suppose that depends on what you define as "flashy." The time frame that Tang Soo Do developed, Savate-influenced techniques had been incorporated into Shotokan by Funakoshi's son. Did the Koreans emphasize them more than the Japanese styles? I can't speak to that. Here's some early Moo...
  24. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Looks like you were going south, while I was going north. Pittsburgh, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Dayton, DC, New York. I did compete in Kentucky a couple of times though. Never made it as far south as Alabama and Georgia in competition, except for Jr. Olympics.
  25. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    That is entirely possible. By Battle of Cincinnati, are you referring to GM AHN's tournament? We supported the Ahn Classic for most of my competitive days. Then there was the Battle of Columbus (GM JP Choi) and Battle of Indianapolis (GM YP Choi). But yeah, I was at all three pretty...
  26. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Ah yes, the 80's and 90's. My KJN, GM Sok Ho Kang was involved with the olympic development at that time as well. I competed on the Junior circuit, qualifying for the Junior Olympics a couple of times. GM Kang never supported us getting KKW certification at that time, as his reputation, and...
  27. SahBumNimRush

    Unique scenerio

    She's been to three classes, and so far it has been beneficial for everyone. She is very respectful, and encouraging of other students. Fortunately for me, her enthusiasm has been contagious. Thus far, she has been taking class along with us, for basically every part of class other than our...
  28. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    Kicho 1-3, Pyung Ahn 1-5, Bassai, Naihanchi 1-3, Chinto, Kong Sang Gun are the main forms in our curriculum. I know my KJN used to teach a few others, but discarded them from the curriculum decades ago. I also know, Rohai, Seisan, Jion, Wanshu, Ship Soo, and Kong Sang Gun Dae, but it's not a...
  29. SahBumNimRush

    discouraged by the TKD community

    So, I wear the name Taekwondo, but our training and curriculum look more Japanese/Okinawan Karate than they do "modern" Taekwondo. As DVCochran, I also train in Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo, and I guess I represent a version of Taekwondo that fractured from the modernization movement in the 1960's...
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    Share your greatest song or lyric???

    Stan Bush I've worked hard every night and day So I'm prepared to make my way Mind and body are the perfect team Now's my chance to live my dream I'm taking hold of every moment Given strength by the breath of life I'm gonna stake my claim I fight to survive!
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