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    Oh YEAH? Well... uh, you're stupid!

    LOL! Wait a minute, I see through your evil ploy, trying to disarm us with humor... shoulda clicked the link! :)
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    Oh YEAH? Well... uh, you're stupid!

    Yes, and more importantly if you're aware of some of these fallacies, it can help you see through other's BS (so you can counter them with your own! :) )
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    Where do/did you train

    I have to thank my father for a lot of the skills I've retained for all the sports I've done--informal teaching. I've always had very good balance. When I was a baby, I used to balance standing on both of his palms up over his head, then both my little kid's feet on one palm. He taught me...
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    Kick Checks

    ROTFLMAO!!!
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    Man Mugs 101 Year Old Woman and Punches Her in The Head Three Times

    I saw that footage on Fox yesterday. It's really beyond my comprehension. Absolutely sickening.
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    Oh YEAH? Well... uh, you're stupid!

    http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~gmyers/esssa/rhetoric.html
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    Where are we

    Sir, I made no statements about your schools other than what scant information is provided on your website. I've read everything on your website, and there is no mention of sponsoring children to get them off the streets. There are a lot of posts on this thread concerning Olympic style TKD and...
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    What kind of music are you playing now ?

    The "new" Beatles Cirque du Soleil CD
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    Where are we

    Hi, Terry: I was wondering where you were coming from, then I clicked on the link to your website. The focus of your school, judging by your own website, seems to be Olympic TKD and childrens' classes--I think people should be aware of that in light of this thread. Since you have such...
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    Where are we

    Excuse me, but did you read my entire post? I wrote "(Disclaimer: I'm not saying UFC is a true test of any art, only that if a few TKD guys won a few belts, perceptions would change so fast, and the money would be there so quick, TKD would be re-born.)" Now, please don't next say I'm "off...
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    Where are we

    Exile, thank you for your post--it is obvious you feel passionate about TKD, and I applaud that. My information regarding old-time TKD training was from Grandmaster Byong Yu's book, "Inside U" (the training just after the Japanese invasion of Korea). Exile, I'm not going to comment on your...
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    Where are we

    I think we kind of have two false choices here: "traditional" or "sport". Personally, I wouldn't take either--I'd just be interested in what works. As for a mix, you can't practice sports 50% of your time and expect the other 50% of "traditional TKD" is enough to save your life--because you...
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    Music you would like to hear....

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney with a brand new song. (Anybody else have the re-mixed "Love" album--awesome).
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    Where are we

    You and your combat TKD! :) I agree with you, it doesn't have to turn into sport with champions of the traditional ways willing to take a dramatic pay cut to preserve the old guard--but how many organizations, how many TEACHERS, are willing to do that? It's hard to turn down all those parents...
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    Essence of Kempo?

    Thanks for the links. I just had no idea what Kempo / kenpo even looked liked, or its origins. I'm edjacamatin' meself. Have a general idea--looks like its primary distinguishing feature are multiple fast strikes.
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    Where are we

    Ah, such unhappy memories! I was in TKD for 5 years, one belt away from BB when our organization decided to move into the "sports" direction (this was early 1990's). I remember my teacher told me of his experiences in Korea sparring these Olympic guys. They would hit him with 20 kicks in 5...
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    Snake Slap

    When I was a boy, my father taught me a technique he learned from a Vietnamese friend of his--he called it snake kung fu (??). Anyway, I've been playing with some of my father's old bar-brawling techniques, and thought I would share this one (ancient family secret). The "Snake Slap" seems...
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    Essence of Kempo?

    Thanks, guys, I appreciate that. A lot of fast hand strikes! I also put "kempo" in at youtube and watched the first 5 feeds. Kind of gives me a basic general idea of the art, ta.
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    What is the

    I don't know, knee him in the balls, stick both my thumbs in his eyes, then elbow him in the face. If he's still standing, straightblast him across the parking lot. Stuff like that.
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    Kids And The Martial Arts

    A month back I saw a program of a self-defense teacher that specialized in teaching children. They were mainly taught to go crazy screaming, biting, scratching, kicking--in and outside a car. They were taught to attack the driver from a backseat and to run, screaming. The little girl...
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    Statistics regarding Child Abduction and Violence

    July 26, 2006: The body of five-year-old Destiny Norton is found in the basement of 20-year-old Craig Roger Gregerson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Destiny was kidnapped and killed on July 16 in Salt Lake City. March 1, 2006: 14-year-old Michael Hamer murdered 11-year-old Joe Geeling in a frenzied...
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    Kick Checks

    Yes--and in fact I do prefer the method you described, but sometimes the kick is too fast, that's when I'd use the check. Thank you!
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    Kick Checks

    Your opponent throws a roundhouse at your midsection. You simply raise your front leg and... his lower leg snaps in two! We've all see the gruesome youtube videos (ugh! I won't even post them...) Do you have to condition your shins to intercept such kicks? In Paul Vunak's RAT system, he...
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    Army Combatives

    I got confused because I own Greg Thompson's "H2H Combat"--I am not sure, but I think he is pictured demonstrating techniques in the 2002 Manual? Anyway, in my mind that became the new manual and was published in 2006--sort of a 2002.1 version. H2H is a great book, I must say, you'd love it.
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    Army Combatives

    Shoot! You're right, sorry! Great link.
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    Essence of Kempo?

    I've never tried Kempo, and I've become curious from the posts of kempo-ists. I looked up your art on wikipedia. From my reading, would you say kempo is a blend of various Asian arts? What makes kempo KEMPO, I guess I'm trying to understand what its essence is, how the different styles blend...
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    Devastating Jab counter

    Yes, it is possible, but very difficult (at least for me). Vunak mentions this method but belives it's "impossible against a jab". I think it would be best against a right cross? I'm going to give it a shot vs light gloves, see what happens! Thanks!
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    Devastating Jab counter

    Thanks for your posts--you know what you're talking about! The destructions are not as easy to pull off as it appears in sparring with gloves (as someone else mentioned), and it is more difficult to catch a fast jab, even as just a parry (it is possible, though I think it's too hard for me...
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    Devastating Jab counter

    I like the videos--they demonstrate the technique slightly differently than I learned it, but pretty much the same. The Couture video looked like the "Rhino" interpretation--thanks for sharing the vid feeds!
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    Devastating Jab counter

    If the elbow hits the mark, they'll be distracted and you can pretty much pull anything off. Vunak strongly suggests a straightblast.
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