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    Why you should never be a bully

    I saw this a month back or so. As a former overweight child and the constant bullying was almost too much. I am glad he fought back. It makes me so mad sometimes! Some kids try and try and cannot lose weight. Perhaps their parents cannot help because they don't know any better. But everyone has...
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    Conflicting instruction from senior black belts

    In our dojang unless a bb is an official instructor you respectfully acknowledge their comments but are not required to implement them. You can ask an assistant instructor or the sabumnim after class or if the bb is being...."persistent," we tell them thank you but the sabumnim has final word...
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    Testing

    The testing was changed to this evening. I just got home from it. I did the best I could. The following was required and I completed for red belt: 100 full pushups on fingertips cardio sparring step sparring forms terminlogy self defense grappling breaking - tonight i completed 6 breaks -...
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    Testing

    If practice is a relief for nerves then I should be almost asleep with peace;) I have practiced a ton, then when I thought that was enough, I practiced more. I feel like I am as prepared as possible but some how I feel like I am forgetting something.
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    Testing

    Will do, thanks much! I am starting to get super nervous.
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    Checking out a few TKD schools in Arizona

    WOW, THOSE FORMS MADE MY EYES BLEED AS WELL, JEEZ! Teaching speed or not...the stances were horrible, and all the bouncing made me silly! Chon-Ji was horrible.
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    Testing

    Well folks its that time of year again, I'M TESTING TOMMORROW! I'm not quite as nervous as last time but MUCH more will be expected of me this time around. I am up on my terminology and such...but my ground game is not as tight as I want it to be - I don't do enough outside of class and not...
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    Most Disprepectful Thing

    Two: In my first club I sparred with a black belt who was the owners son. I was just a green belt but was doing well against him. I was probaly 13 years old, he was 14 or 15...(don't get me started on the child bb) He become so angry that he flew into a fit of fury and tried to blow out my knee...
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    Do You Like Transfer Students?

    I will say this. Speaking AS a transfer student it can get confusing in the sense of rank. I think that if you transfer from another TKD school, and they are credible, you should have to prove yourself. This is what I am doing. I started at white but at my first testing due to by sparring...
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    Gross out for some

    To quote myself, "hiv or whatever," so yes I am fully aware of blood borne pathogens:) It sounds like your friend had a small cut, so therefore bacteria or viral agents got into it and it became infected or he became sick, sounds like the first. That had to be horrible. I know our floor in the...
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    Gross out for some

    No offense taken (but usually when someone starts out with that, it’s going to be offensive). I am here asking for help. The fact is you cannot get HIV or whatever because blood is on a bag, you have to have an open wound, the same with sweat, tears, saliva. I have to get it in your mouth...
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    Gross out for some

    Yes! thank you.
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    Gross out for some

    EXACTLY THANK YOU!! Its horrible, stress, food, weather all cause it to flair! Its freaking hard!! I was looking at the mma gloves, I just need something that breathes a bit, and I just have good motion with hands and fingers, anybody use a glove that way? Just to cusion my knuckles a bit.
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    Gross out for some

    I agree, and I do for the most part, but at the same time, we are expected to work through some pain as long as its not harmful. My docs says its okay, just need to get something padded to help encourage the skin for a while.
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    No Sparring = No Rank Advancement

    LOVE IT! I have seen new people off the street walk into class, sabumnim has them sparring that night.
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    Gross out for some

    Greetings all, I have a moderate case of Psoriasis which flairs when the in the fall early spring. I am able to control it to a degree but all the handwork lately has left my knuckles busted from the plaque over rough skin. Every time I hit a bag I leave blood, not due to lack of skill, but...
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    Recently Started

    Not to mention the, "karate body," you get as my girlfriend puts it. :supcool: Sabumnim always tell the new folks, "You will start see stuff moving around." I saw the extra skin left over from weight loss fill up with muscle;)
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    Recently Started

    Great advice, Curious though, What kicks and how many of each to you reconmend daily? I am thinking about starting a program. My kicks on my right side are...well...I think...awesome:ultracool But my left side is...not so great. Advice? Not trying to hijack, I am not new, but newly back after...
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    Quick Question on Dobok

    Red makes you kick faster! ;)
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    Quick Question on Dobok

    Well I think with our ground work and such red is a good choice for me at least....plus red just looks cool;) On a serious note. I guess I will just wear it to class and see what happens, it looks worn in so perhaps thats a good thing.
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    overweight has afected my life

    Surgery can be risky, it was most likely gastric, having a lapband installed carries the same risk as having your wisdom teeth out. Of course, it is internal. The same could be said of the 370 pound guy having a heart attack while trying to "work off" all that weight, and also...destroying his...
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    Quick Question on Dobok

    Im the only one with the heavier weight uniform. Most folks buy from the sabumnim or have stayed white in color. I bought mine from another martial arts store because the uniforms my sabumnim sell are short in the arms for me. I wear a size 4, but his size four is super short in in red, but not...
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    Quick Question on Dobok

    My Sabumnim has recently allowed us to wear red doboks once we reach a certain belt level. Here is my question/issue. I bought a decent 14oz dobok in red. I loved it. It snapped well and felt great. I go to wash it it because, well...I sweated the thing out! Here comes the issue. I had to...
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    overweight has afected my life

    I strongly agree, the reward is well worth the cost. However, many people require aid. I myself am a food addict. I have done all I can to treat my condition but just like someone who is mentally ill or paralyzed I am using a tool. The work, exercise and VERY restricted diet are worth it to me.
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    overweight has afected my life

    Yes the lap-band does have its risks, but if used properly as the tool its supposed to be and not a crutch it can save your life. It is light years ahead of gastric, and the mortality rate is "almost" non existent(no dumping syndrome, etc.). I had it done and was home 3 hours later walking...
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    overweight has afected my life

    Manny, One sentence: Get the lap-band!!! It worked for me. I weighed 370 pounds, 2 years later. 156pounds. Best thing ever!
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    belt care

    I have been in a couple different clubs throughout the years, and I have also trained outside of an org. Every master or instructor has told me not to wash my belt. I have never had a problem with a smelly belt or one that looks dirty...and I work hard. I think its a frame of mind we all get...
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    Certification Cost ????????

    Wow, I thought my previous org was expensive. 10,000 bucks...this guy has got to be a nutter. I'm serious, common sense ought to kick in, unless he just had cash to throw away. Jeez... I myself have had five almost six year experience at my previous school. I am going to put in the same at my...
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    It's Official

    Hello everyone, I went back to the Doctor today to have fresh x-rays. He said that my foot was showing good bone healing...but not quite there yet. He put me off of it for another 2.5 weeks. I sorta thought it might be better healed by now. At least its not worse...but I could have used better...
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    It's Official

    Okay, since I cannot train due to the foot I have been bummed. I was sitting here at home working on some things on the PC and kept looking at my better halves huge exercise ball. I asked her, "Honey, I gotta work out, I think I am melting away here." "What's this ball thing?" She rolled it over...
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