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    Purely American additions to Tae Kwon Do

    That school would have been rare one, not only becuase of the pick up service, but the fact they offered a children's class to begin with. :) Pick up service is just part of the culture in Korea that is not just related to TKD. Other martial art schools as well as hagwons (after school-school)...
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    Frustrated Jr belt nees help! Pllleeease?? :(

    Not to sound all sassy and all but...that didnt help me one bit!! :waah: Going easy on yourself and taking your time learning (as others have offered) was of no help. OK, then we'll just have to search for the magic solution to your brain freeze. Next time you come to that part of the form...
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    Purely American additions to Tae Kwon Do

    Sorry, but after school pick up has been common in Korea for many years. Actually this has been done in Korea for some time now. I believe we got this from them. Just how long has it been going on in Korea? If it's less than 30 years, then sorry, they got it from us. The school that was...
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    Frustrated Jr belt nees help! Pllleeease?? :(

    Take your time when doing the form. Trying to hard and going to fast always makes for mistakes. Go easy on yourself, your in the learning phase of your training. Having control of one's self is a significant attribute needed for doing martial arts and the instructor is/should be watching and...
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    Purely American additions to Tae Kwon Do

    Lots of stuff apparently has been overlooked. 1) After school pick up service........:) 2) Little cubs/tigers/ninjas clubs...............:uhyeah: 3) Special Black Belt clubs.................................:barf: 4) Camo belts.........................:ultracool 5) 12 to 15 color belt...
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    An interesting idea

    We tried this concept many years ago and discontinued it because to many were getting injured. It's one thing to fight multiple opponents, when you can remove them from the situation. It's entirely another when they can constantly come at you and all you do is attempt to keep them off for a...
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    Exploring hidden techs.

    I think Terry has hit upon half the equation........"can have hidden movements inside them and can have more than one variation." I lean more towards the "more than one variation" in lieu of the "hidden" aspect. You can take any form and within the context of that form, vary a...
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    Why chumbi sogi in one step sparring??

    SJON, thanks for the clarification of your position and I have to say for the most part I agree with it. As you said, it's not the concept of the one steps, it's the way their taught and the problem there lies squarely on the instructor(s).....:asian:
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    Why chumbi sogi in one step sparring??

    When I say most of the one-steps I've seen are next to useless, I mean that their effectiveness relies on the attacker: The effectiveness of any technique, regardless of any style, should fall not on the attacker, but the defender. Otherwise, what's the sense of even training. - being a...
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    Why chumbi sogi in one step sparring??

    "Another question is that most formal one-step - and all three-step - combinations that I've seen are next to useless against an attacker who throws a haymaker with real intention" While I concur that the three-step combinations are a waste of time, I don't see the rational of most of the...
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    Why chumbi sogi in one step sparring??

    This was done for the benefit of beginners, to introduce them to the movements being done. It should however, start being phased out by the time students reach 8th or 7th guep IMO. There is the school of thought, where they feel starting from a non-offensive stance can possibly reduce the...
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    Exploring hidden techs.

    Since some folks have asked specific questions of me, I will re-enter the discussion, but it's very doubtful anything different will transpire. I am not going to convince anyone, who is of the mind that there are hidden movements/techniques within a kata/hyung, otherwise. But I will offer this...
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    Exploring hidden techs.

    We shall agree to dis-agree on this subject. This is not the first time this has been discussed and the folks that seek the hidden truths, more power to you. :asian:
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    Exploring hidden techs.

    Hidden techniques..........hmmmmmm kind of a mine field to stray into, but here goes. My personal assessment of anything to do with a kata/hyung has to do with the given movement that's being done. Lets take the 1st taeguek form. Opening move(s) 1) turn to the left, execute a left hand down...
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    Meet & Greet

    "had one last year at my school and would consider another one if everybody wanted to come to Arlington Texas." A location has been offered.........Thanks to Terry1965.....:asian: "I would love to come, as long as it is not to far. I am trying to save my pennies for a trip to Vegas or Cali for...
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    Meet & Greet

    Thought I'd pose a question; Any chance for a weekend Martial Talk Meet and Greet, for the general areas of TX/OK/CO/KS/MO/AR/LA/NM in the near future?
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    Totally Tae Kwon Do Magazine

    Issue #2 (Hidden truths of Hapkido in Taekwondo), should make for an interesting read. I can only assume, that it will lend itself to a stimulating discussion on the subject, here on Martial Talk.........:uhoh: :argue:
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    Ah!...Perhaps if I had family ties that were of Korean decent, I to would be more prone to understanding and being accepted. As I said before, more power to you and hopefully this organization will be of great value to the TKD world. Peace.........:asian:
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    Muggers email

    I was the guy with the black Burberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I hope you somehow come across this message. I'd like to apologize. I didn't expect you to crap your...
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    "To me a vested interest means I have something to gain from their success. I don't have anything to gain".............. If you say so, after all, all we really have is your opinion on this aspect of the subject. "So no facts just opinoins like you stated. So saying that they are doing it...
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    Taekwondo / MMA / vs Aikido / MMA

    Well, I'll put it this way...........Very short fight with NO aspects of either style mentioned showing. It was a run at your opponent and grab/push and punch the crap out of him. Fighting in a ring with rules is so far removed from a real fight, it's a night vs day.
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    Challenging the dojang instructor

    I am living in asia. I was surpised by the responds some gave me because in my country, challenging instructor is quite common. It would have been nice if we originally knew you were from another country. We thought that you were in the U.S. and that sort of mindset of inviting the instructor...
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    Challenging the dojang instructor

    I think it's time that your friend(?) should sign up for a new Dojo/Dojang. I have a great one in mind..............the USMC. See if his attitude hasen't been changed after boot and the crucible.
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    "Why they asked me to be a task member is beyond me. I have no vested interest" "Not sure if I'm privy to the books, simply because I never asked. Yes, I have been with the operating staff met with them in Chicago and took a trip with them to Korea. Yes I do have a voice in policy making...
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    The OP was asking about the USTC and if anyone was involved in it first hand which I am. You decided to throw in your $.02 about the organization that you don't know anything about, outside what you may have read on a webpage. You are correct, it's my opinion and it's based upon your given...
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    You know, after giving this thread additional thought, it has come down to just two people attempting to downplay each other. To be truthful, it's really just not worth the time and effort to keep the banter going............So you win!!!....... ALL HAIL THE USTC!!............:-partyon:
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    "Nice rant, but again, no proof in the accusation that you making against the USTC." OK. you have danced around this question twice, so how about offering an answer. As for proof for the accusation, again it's in front of you in the question, which I'll repeat for the third time; Why form a new...
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    Defense against weapons tests

    I've struggled, thinking how to word my response as to not offend, but I lost the struggle. What follows, will surely get some folks nickers in a twist, but here goes. There is no way to offer "Realistic Training", when dealing with weapons, when the attacker is offering/allowed to "attack with...
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    However, they are non-profit so perhaps you can explain how they are about the money. Non-Profit.............If I have my overhead high enough, then on the books I just about break even. This is nothing new in the business world and if you really believe that their not making any money from...
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    United States Tae Kwon Do Committee?

    http://www.ustw.org/ http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58424 You sound very defensive with your response on the money issue. Lets not be coy with the rationalization that their in it for the good of TKD, cause that's pure BS. It's all about money and recognition. Those two links...
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