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  1. Windsinger

    MA in the modern day

    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...
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    The Legacy and The Legacy Continues DVDs

    I was taking a look at these CD-ROM and DVD sets at (or some place else, if I can find them cheaper). I was wondering if anyone owns or has watched these sets, and if you could tell me if they're any good? From what little I know of them, I think they would be a great resource to have...
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    Yellow Belt Testing

    Well, I get the joy of testing for my yellow belt tomorrow. Two months behind schedule, thanks to work. :) But I'm pretty confident. The only thing I'm not 100% certain on is my self-defense techniques, but I'm about 80% certain I have it down. Wish me luck, all! (We'll just ignore the fact...
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    Striking and Dominant Side

    Two weeks ago, I was in my TKD class, and we were practicing a variety of hand strikes (straight punches, ridgehand strikes, upper-cuts, etc). Our sabum nim was walking through the class with a striking pad on his hand, stopping in front of students and getting them to strike the pad as we...
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    My New Yellow Belt

    My little boy tested for his yellow belt on Saturday. Last night, or Sabum Nym awarded it to him. He's pleased as punch, especially since I have to start calling him "Sir" again. ;)
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    Punching bag

    Let me start off first by saying that if this has already been covered, my apologies. I searched, but didn't come up with anything (although it could be just bad use of keywords). Anyhow, here's what I would like to know: I started TKD a few months ago, and am looking at picking up a punching...
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    Testing & Nerves

    Well, I tested for my yellow stripe today. I was fine right up until I stepped into the dojang. Then the nerves hit. I always get nervous about tests, especially physical tests. Probably a hold-over from my high school days when I didn't give a rat's hind-quarters about phys ed. I think I did...
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    Kicks In Competition

    Just a question for anyone who has fought in TKD tournaments. I'm hoping to get into some competitions once I've got a few more techniques under my belt (no pun intended). I've been watching quite a few videos of TKD fights, from youth bouts up to Olympic matches. Watching one match, I had a...
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    Korean Language, English Spelling

    I have been accused (on more than one occasion, and more than one forum) of being a bit of a Grammar Nazi. It stems from the fact that I am an avid reader, and, at one time, wanted to be an English teacher. Of course, I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination (I still have trouble with...
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    Reminders and goals

    I went to an extra class for TKD last night, due to the fact that tonights class ends 15 minutes after I get off work. In the 3 months I've been at this, last night was, by far, the hardest. 1 1/4 hours of kicking drills, with 30 seconds between for our Sa Bum Nim, Mr. O, to show us what we were...
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    Ever used what you know?

    I'm just curious if anyone here has ever had to use TKD to defend themselves? I admit, part of this question comes from being tired of seeing people claiming TKD isn't usable in a real situation. I've seen comments ranging from "TKD kicks are all flash" to "TKD strikes are useless at close...
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    2008 Beijing Olympics

    (I look to see if there was already a thread about this, but didn't find anything. If I missed it, my apologies.) Hey, all. I'm just curious how many people are planning on watching the TKD competitions at the 2008 Olympics. It seems to me (and I could be wrong) that WTF TKD isn't very popular...
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    Sparring Etiquette

    Hello, all. While snooping through the infamous YouTube for video of TKD competitions (both pattern and sparring), I came across a video () of, I believe, a TKD practitioner vs (I'm guessing from his attire) a kick boxer. There is some debate among people on the site as to whether or not the...
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    Question: Kukkiwon?

    I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere already, but for the life of me, I can't find it. (A 12-hour brain-drainer of a shift will do that, I guess. :)) I've seen references on the site to the Kukkiwon. I'm curious what that is. From what I gather, it's an organization like the WTF and ITF. Is it...
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    Movie Title Help, Please

    Hey, all. I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I just finished watching The Kid With The Golden Arm, and was reminded of another movie from that era that I would love to find again. However, I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I can't remember the name of the movie, and all I can remember from it is...
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    Hello, all.

    Just registered on the boards, and I thought I'd say hi. I am a white belt in Tae Kwon Do, and am thoroughly enjoying it. My son has been in it for about 8 months, and I decided it was time for me to get involved, too. Not really sure what else to say. :) Any questions? Feel free to ask! Have...