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  1. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    What insult? You keep asking for videos of people fighting using things in forms. You've seen countless examples, but you don't get it. That's very much a you problem.
  2. Dirty Dog

    "Common" Moves Not Found in Forms

    Every block is also a strike. The low block, for example, is an excellent way to deliver a hammer fist to the groin.
  3. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    People have posted numerous videos in this very thread showing exactly what you're asking for, but you don't get it. The problem is not the forms, the problem is your lack of comprehension.
  4. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    You've already shown that you don't understand forms or how those movements apply to fighting. You've seen how many fights without making the connection? There's no reason to think making yet another video would help. There are already millions of videos out there showing movements from forms...
  5. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    You have. But you don't understand the forms, so you don't understand how they're used.
  6. Dirty Dog

    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Sure. Any time there is a rank requirement, then rank matters. For that. Otherwise, meh. Not so much. And rank for ranks own sake is rarely (if ever) worth pursuing.
  7. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Every fight video you've ever watched used moves from forms. You don't understand forms, we get it.
  8. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    How many millions of people need to use forms to improve their skills before you will accept that it works?
  9. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Millions of people around the world have practiced things and gotten better at them.
  10. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    But we do know why that link occurs. Repetition is an excellent way to learn a skill. Forms are one way to do that.
  11. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    No, I think kata is justified because there are a bazillion people who will say it helps them learn.
  12. Dirty Dog

    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Agreed. The only time rank really matters is if it's required to do what you want, whether that means something you want to learn or teach.
  13. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    No. Are you? And the lung capacity and breathing control isn't limited to opera singers. It's true of most singers. And most people who play wind instruments as well.
  14. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    I'm quite confident it would. Opera singers, as a rule, have phenomenal breath control and lung capacity. Both of which would be useful for a swimmer.
  15. Dirty Dog

    Last Poster #7

    Those programs hate me, because I switch back and forth between English and American spellings.
  16. Dirty Dog

    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    How the heck would I know? I don't know every instructor. I know how I do it. I know it sounds crazy, but I do it by watching the student perform. Do you ever just reply to what people said instead of random nonsense that nobody is saying?
  17. Dirty Dog

    Toes breaking more than is normal?

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32669325/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1262767/ https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/35/1/1/5614387 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/planning-to-start-a-high-protein-diet-check-with-your-kidneys-first/...
  18. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    The form sets are more similar than dis- really. They all cover essentially the same movements, But strung together in different orders. the KKW Taegeuk forms are designed to be more readily learned by younger students. This is in keeping with the KKW philosophy that 1st Dan is a beginner rank...
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    Last Poster #7

    The tongue directly senses a lot of flavors. Smell does help with detecting subtle differences. But it sounds like your friends don't understand the difference between reduced and NO sense of smell.
  20. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    I hesitate to use words like "all", but certainly every system of TKD I have any experience with or knowledge of does, yes. Yes. That seems like the ideal time. So day one... I will be teaching a number of things. Amoung them will be the ready stance, the front stance, the middle punch, and...
  21. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Sure, unless you have forms to teach those basics. Agreed.
  22. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Sure. There are different ways to move and more than one way to reach a given goal. When someone says the moves in forms are "useless" all it really seems to mean is that they lack the training and experience to understand them.
  23. Dirty Dog

    Active shooter self defense

    Can someone provide an English translation? Or is this just gibberish?
  24. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Or... and I'm just throwing this out there based on your history... maybe you just don't understand those movements.
  25. Dirty Dog

    Active shooter self defense

    So basically you assume they're "well trained and prepared." Gotcha.
  26. Dirty Dog

    Active shooter self defense

    How do you know how well trained or prepared they are?
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    Last Poster #7

    The radiotherapy I had for throat cancer has permanently destroyed by senses of smell and taste. Given some of the smells in the ED, my son (who is a paramedic, so he knows...) considers it my superpower.
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    Last Poster #7

    Eventful... We had family visiting. Which is always fun. A couple of my daughters were talking about baby wearing. Basically using a big piece of cloth and nothing else. I asked how long you could do that. Turns out you can do it at least to 366 months. So I ordered a ton of Chinese from...
  29. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    How about because you don't want to take a step forward.
  30. Dirty Dog

    What I learned after 4 months of punching the heavy bag

    Like I said, not enough training or experience. 3 years is a mid-level colored belt. Certainly not someone who can "speak for TKD".
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