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  1. SahBumNimRush

    Shihoken

    Yeah, she's got some serious skill. The cadence of her forms are interesting. Different than how I perform Ship Soo and Rohai, but very crisp and deliberate.
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    Help!! Is this a McDojo? (Humor + Introduction)

    Greetings and welcome to MT! It's not necessarily a red flag, maybe just a yellow flag.. . but looks like your gym has a multi-faceted revenue stream by offering parkour and gymnastics, along with kickboxing. I'd read the fine print of that contract! You may end up paying jelly beans for...
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    Shihoken

    Can anyone tell me about the form taught by Ki Whang Kim, called Shihoken. I've heard that it was taught to him by Kanken Toyama, and that it may be a version of Shisochin (a Goju Ryu kata). I remember seeing it performed at tournaments years ago. I saw this video the other day on youtube and...
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    hey

    Welcome to MT!
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    Complementary Skills or Hobbies

    Mostly strength training (powerlifting, strongman, kettlebells, and gymnastics with a little bit of olympic lifts thrown in there). Today's workout consisted 3x3 back squats at 275, 3x3 zercher squats at 215, sandbag shuttle runs at 135, and log clean/press at 145. It compliments my power...
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    Howdy

    Welcome to MT.
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    Martial Artists and TTRPG's/War Games

    I started with 1e AD&D in '88. We quickly moved on to 2e, which came out a year or two later, IIRC. I played 2e through all of its iterations, and held on to it forever, because we knew the rules so well, and we owned so much of the source material. It wasn't until 2012 that I started playing...
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    Martial Artists and TTRPG's/War Games

    Interestingly enough, the first table I gamed, back in 1988 was DM'ed by one of the older teen students in my TKD school. There were two other students that played at the table as well. I had never considered the overlap of the two interests until that recent thread.
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    Martial Artists and TTRPG's/War Games

    Yeah, it's also convenient as we had table members move due to work. But I agree. I remember sitting in my buddy's family room gaming all day and late into the night on the weekend's. Pizza, Pop, and D&D! I'm still playing 3.5e. I was still playing 2e until around 2010. I guess I'm slow to...
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    Martial Artists and TTRPG's/War Games

    Rather than de-rail a crazy thread, I thought I'd just start a conversation over here where it belongs. I've been playing D&D almost as long as I've been practicing martial arts. It seems there are several others on here that love playing ttrpgs too. What is everyone up to? I play weekly via...
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    Very, very discouraged - It seems Taekwondo is not for me

    Ditto, sorry, we're de-railing this thread. Should we start a new one in the "Game Room"?
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    Very, very discouraged - It seems Taekwondo is not for me

    I still have all of my stuff too. In fact, I still play every week. Tonight is Game Night!
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    The Kwans of Taekwondo

    It's just Master Rush, but I really don't get caught up on the titles.. . I totally agree that mindset and method of execution are far more important than the choreography. I just had a student test for his 3rd dan over the weekend. It made me proud that he performed so well, but it was...
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    The Kwans of Taekwondo

    One of the recurring themes, as far as forms go: 2nd Dan Forms (only one form required for performance): 1. Balhan Hyung Dae 2. Chul Ki E Dan Hyung (Naihanchi E Dan) 3. Naebojin E Dan Hyung (Naihanchi E Dan) 4. Kima E Dan Hyung (Naihanchi #2) 5. Choong Moo Hyung (General Choi form) Why so...
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    The Kwans of Taekwondo

    It really does get fragmented quickly. This is a decent resource as well. http://www.moodokwan.com/assets/pdf/HistoryoftheKwans.pdf It briefly touches on curriculum and forms that were taught. Many were versions of the same forms with different names.
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    Uselessness of kata in the real world!

    I am facing a similar situation as well. My Kwan Jang Nim stopped dying his hair during the pandemic, which really shows his age as a Korean. Since 1985 I have known him to be a youthful looking and powerful martial artist. He is now in his 80's and, he is also slowing down. I hope we can...
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    Shu Ha Ri

    I practice and teach taekwondo. We still practice the "old" Japanese/Okinawan form sets. While we don't use the Japanese term of Shu Ha Ri, it is the manner in which I emphasize hyung practice. Concepts and movements are linked and practiced between hyung practice and partnered drills/one...
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    The Kwans of Taekwondo

    I am from the Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do lineage, as my KJN went with the unification process, supporting the military. My KJN, GM Sok Ho Kang, taught in the military while in Korea in the 60's. We do not include any of the weapons training, but we do focus on the self-defense and fighting...
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    Shu Ha Ri

    I'll concede I don't have any firm evidence on sport evolution of the kick outside of some discussion and theory. But even with the instances you mentioned, they seem consensual fighting vs. self-defense oriented. I love roundhouse kicks in sparring, but I honestly don't use them much in my...
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    Shu Ha Ri

    Forms (kata) were designed for self-defense. Roundhouse kicks are best utilized in mutually consented combat or sport, and therefore has less utility in close quarter self-defense situations. We practice roundhouse kicks in exercises that fit its utility better than forms practice...
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    Shu Ha Ri

    I will say that the most fruitful discussions I've had on this forum regarding forms practice(kata, hyung, tul, etc.) have had this graded learning process in mind. After 36 years of practice, my forms practice is more enriching now than it ever has been.
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    Understanding the TSD Seisan and Changes

    Curious, as it has been a few years, did you publish your work? If so, could you link it? If not, are you able to disclose the source?
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    Bloodsport Redux (2021)

    The original movie is still one of my all time favorite movies, ever. Dux may be a charlatan, but the movie kicked butt! I'm sure this will be a flop, but I'll still watch it.
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    Just ask question, don't draw conclusion

    One of my teachers frequently states that he could be convinced that nearly anything is acceptable/proper given the right circumstances. The key is understanding the intent of what you are attempting to accomplish. There are obviously general trends and rules to follow, but situations dictate...
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    Dogma in the martial arts

    I've seen it a bit, both in our own organization and within the greater martial arts community. Isolation and insulation are the most important keys in developing the above mentioned "dogma." Oscar Wilde said, Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one's prejudices....
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    Adding interesting challenges to forms/poomsae

    Yes, we regularly train our forms under varying circumstances. Blind folded (you should end, where you start), inverse, reverse, various orientations in the training hall (angles and such), begin facing a wall, etc. They all have merit. Blind folded forms practice, tests your reliance on...
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    Alternating body building and martial arts

    Today is pressing day. Bench 4x4 at 185#, viking press 4x4 at 115#, push press 4x4 at 145#, and mace swings 4x4 at 25# bilaterally. Then I get the weekend off to recover!
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    Alternating body building and martial arts

    So, yesterday was squat/leg day, and it coincided with a special 2 hour black belt class. I decided not to skip my strength training, 4x4 back squats at 225#, 5x4 log presses at 115#, 4x4 belt squats, and 4x4 overhead squats at 155#. I am hating the world today, but sometimes the soreness...
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