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    RIP Tal Buset

    I haven't posted here in a while and I couldn't find the remembrances thread and also didn't know if this has already been posted: It's with great sadness to post that USA Taekwondo today announced the passing of Tal Buset a long time Martialtalk contributor -- who's moniker was Gorilla. Many...
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    What the...even MORE new poomsae from Kukkiwon?

    Thought you might find this discussion with the U.S Poomsae National Team Coach very interesting:
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    List of Taekwondo Tournaments (especially in the U.S.)

    Great work Truejim! Know of a couple in Missouri you might want to include. Will shoot you an email.
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    Simple site launched to help educate on pronunciation

    Andyjeffries: you may be fighting a losing battle, akin to the one over Iraq. Many American who have been to Irag, fought there, lost limb helping "liberate" the place and others who have politicized every aspect of the conflict for their own gain, continue to mispronounce Iraq's. It sometimes...
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    Fun video footage of a tournament (DJI Spark)

    Truejim: Thanks a lot for the post. I always consider and have found acquiring good camera equipment to be one of the best investments a dojang can make. Hadn't considered a drone, but I now do, after reading your review. It also could be a good purchase from the tax perspective.
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    No Korean martial art has elements to deal with the Kenyan charging rhino kick. The footwork mandated by controlling bodies of all Korean martial arts is insufficient to deter an attacking Kenyan trained in the pre-historic arts unearthed by Dr. Leakey.
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    He/she will resurface with another bogus name and thread, hopping from one subject to another anytime anyone asks him/her meaningful questions about his posts. .
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    And folks keeping getting suckered all the time.
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    So this is the juvenile way you choose to answer questions about the bogus assertions you keep making in your posts? How does that help you? Since you want to sound like a very enlightened guru please just answer the simple questions, which are based on what you so loudly yell here? Noble one...
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    Why do you keep skirting serious questions and then repeating these falsehoods? Who and what styles are codified in "KKW/WTF style." Are we talking about styles in sparring, breaking, standard poomsae, creative poomsae, or hoshinshul? And please answer my earier questions about you so called...
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    5 reasons TaeKwonDo as a system (not individual techniques) breaks down in a Muay Thai ring

    Exactly how did the World Taekwondo Federation drive footwork in Taekwondo? Please provide us with one, just one documented example of that. Also in another line you stated there is a "universal" way that taekwondo footwork was taught. Elaborate on that. Does universal mean your dojang, little...
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    Is it disrespectful to ask your (ITF) master to teach you the old way of TKD punching (Karate)

    It’s tongue in cheek. I was implying the OP might be giving his teacher new ideas to generate more cash by teaching old and discarded stuff to a select and chosen few. Without derailing this thread further, but more seriously though, we know there are teachers out there who structure regular...
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    Is it disrespectful to ask your (ITF) master to teach you the old way of TKD punching (Karate)

    So you will pay for regular classes and pay extra for personal classes to learn the things that he doesn't teach? That's not a bad business proposition -- and in many place here in the U.S, we'd be talking $75-$100 an hour. I'm often amazed at the lengths students will go to corrupt the best of...
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    Is it disrespectful to ask your (ITF) master to teach you the old way of TKD punching (Karate)

    Have you mastered your teacher's methods before thinking asking him to teach you stuff that does not exist in his current curriculum? There's a reason your teacher is not teaching you what you think "was part of General Choi's system for 25 years."
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    Tae Kwon Do History Books

    There used to be a time we had serious stuff discussed on this forum: This is the discussion cited: Changmoo-Kwan and Kang Duk Won History - Photos available upon request
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    Tae Kwon Do History Books

    This is who: " Dr. Udo Moenig was born in, Peißenberg, near Munich, Germany. As a young man, he studied various martial arts, and began taekwondo in 1979. During the 1980s, he was once a competition member of the German national taekwondo team, and trained professionally for four years as a...
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    Tae Kwon Do History Books

    It covers some really interesting and deep history, especially about the karate curriculum adopted by all the leading kwan pioneers. It digs into kyorugi and poomsae creation, etc. It's well researched and cited, and even includes citation of a Martial Talk discussion. It explores in depth then...
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    Tae Kwon Do History Books

    This book, which I mentioned in another thread, is the the best historical book I know covering Kukki taekwondo: "Taekwondo: From A Martial Art To Martial Sport" by Udo Moenig. It was published by Routledge in 2015.
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    Taekwondo From A Martial Art to Martial Sport

    It's a much more comprehensive and deeply researched book than "A Killing Art," albeit with a focus on Kukki taekwondo. It covers the historical, political and technical evolution of taekwondo.
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    Taekwondo From A Martial Art to Martial Sport

    I recently read Udo Moenig's "Taekwondo: From A Martial Art To Martial Sport" as part of research for my 6th Dan thesis and I will argue it's the most comprehensive research-based historical book on Kukki taekwondo out there. Anybody really interested in the real roots and development of Kukki...
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    AMA: K-Tigers

    Truejim: who pays to support the K-Tigers training? Also are they paid and if not, why do they do it for free?
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    Your instructor's instructor

    Wishing you quick recovery and prayers for a return to full strength sir.
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    Is WTF TKD the Worst Sport for Changing Rules?

    You are not the only one Andy. There used to be lots of "noise" scoring in the so called glorious 80s and 90s of taekwondo. Blocks that made loud sounds were earning points and so were lots of celebratory gestures. People often remember the old days with lots of foggy glasses and forget that...
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    Is WTF TKD the Worst Sport for Changing Rules?

    Truejim: I'm surprised someone with your knowledge and interest in Kukki taekwondo can state the above. What ticket sales have increased because of the changes the WTF has made? Did you watch the last 2016 WTF Grandprix in Baku. The WTF's top fighters -- who won medals at the 2016 Olympics --...
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    Can you help me confirm information regarding the association I trained in as a kid?

    Welcome to the taekwondo forum. You post here, expect vigorous discussion from all and sundry and don't take it personally. Nobody has questioned your character as a parent. The things that caught my attention from your op and triggered my response were: 1. Your subtle disparagement of the ATA...
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    Can you help me confirm information regarding the association I trained in as a kid?

    How is asking whether a 5-year-old might be too young for taekwondo classes hyperbole? How is questioning the beating of child by a taekwondo teacher hyperbole? Why would you accept such beating to be an example of how to teach something to a child, especially if it's not something the child...
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    Can you help me confirm information regarding the association I trained in as a kid?

    Who talked about fighting? Learning respect and getting discipline requires some things a 5 year old might not possess.
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