For the sake of brevity, I deleted part of my initial comment before posting.
If Harvard Business School gave Bill Gates an honorary MBA, I'd be hard pressed to disagree. Similarly, giving Chuck Norris an honorary BB in TKD, in the alternate scenario that he never tested for it, would seem...
On further review, I got one key fact wrong - the Canadian politician got his honorary BB (7th dan) in Ottawa (not Korea), whilst a Korean politician was visiting.
It seems it was done purely by a local GM, so I guess that explains why I don't see it online.
Maybe due to moving to different cities and age (adult), I've always felt that my learning was my responsibility.
(I attended 4 different schools before getting a black belt).
I look to teachers to teach, then it is up to me to think about it and practise it.
I'm not a fast person, so I have never found the full switch to be effective.
However, once I started working out at a UFC gym, I was very impressed with the switch kicks the muy thai guys do. I found it to be much quicker.
Finally I came across actor Scott Adkins comparison of the two...
I'll add my own data point. It took me around 30 years to understand the effects of being "punished" .
I grew up to be very distant. You only have yourself.
In my younger days, a girl would say "I love you". I would think, "yeah, just wait. I'll do something without thinking that disappoints...
I've been practising this one on the heavy bag. It's quite fun given that I come from WT where low kicks are not allowed.
Not sure what I would call it though! When I think "wheel kick" I think low to high, like a wheel.
I pracitised spinning hook kick quite a bit with shoes (by myself, in my 40's), and found that the whip action would eventually give me a sore hip. I ended up kicking worse with my "good" leg because that's the one I liked to practise, I had no soreness in my hip on the "bad" leg side.
As a student I would enjoy the different perspective, but I would think the person would want to be explaining, "in..(other art)...we do it this way because.(e.g., punches to the head are allowed in competition)..."
On the flipside, "beggars can't be choosers" and "free stuff is great if you're willing to pay the price".
Schools shouldn't expect people to work for free, and be surprised if they cancel due to other commitments.
IMO, if you are required to teach on certain days / times, that's being an...
I agree! I was class sparring one guy who would "low block" my turning kicks.
But what he really was doing was hammer punching my toes on purpose. I told him the first time to not block my kicks because he is hitting my toes.
After he kept doing it, I got quite annoyed and was more direct...
Yup...I was sparring as a colour belt (WTF TKD ruleset) against a 3rd dan and my first thought as the foot passed me was "what....he totally missed" then it came back down at about 45 degree angle. I learnt my lesson! Still, the kick IMO is more about practice (or art) than practical.
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What should a TKD Black Belt know?
I am of the opinion that a BB should know what is useful for sport, useful for self defence, and what is just art. Too often I think BB's think that the arty parts are good for self defence.
I would say the young adult had thought about techniques less then me and was therefore a little less able to answer questions then me. For example, the master asked about which leg moves first when moving forward, and the young adult said "back leg. Always the back leg." Having taken some...