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    Is the English-speaking online karate world going through a bunkai craze/awakening?

    I was recently discussing with a friend about how popular bunkai exploration has become in the English-speaking online karate world, and it made me wonder about this situation. I cannot really tell about what's happening the internet in other languages, but in English it seems everyone who's...
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    Standard KKW hip rotation for down block?

    Hello everyone. Today I took some time to watch a few Kukkiwon taekwondo vids and something seemed different from the way we perform at my school (that teaches Kukkiwon style). It was the hip position at the end of a few movements like down block (are makki) in front stance (ap keubi) - for...
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    Doubt! Stepping forward in front stance (KKW)

    Hi everyone. I've been reading something lately that made me confused about how to propper stepping forward in advanced front stance (apkubi seogi). Firstly, in my school I don't remember having been teached in a very precise way how to step forward under advanced front stance. The method there...
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    Advices in increasing cardio conditioning for sparring?

    Hello everyone! First I'd like to tell you that last Saturday was my 3rd to 2nd gup exam, that I believe I did well (I still don't have the results, but I don't think my KJN would allow me to do the exam if he didn't think I was ready). The point is... in a certain part of the exam I had to...
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    Opinions on GM Richard Chun's books?

    Hello everyone. I've been thinking on acquiring books written by GM Richard Chun, for reference on Kukkiwon taekwondo, and I would like to know if people here know them and their opinions. I' specifically interested in the following books: - Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art (2007)...
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    Sparring with raised guard: how firmly close hands?

    Hello everyone. I would like to have your opinions on how close should one's hands stay when fighting with raised guard. I usually spar with hands up, raised guard, most of the time (I don't mean all the time,but in a great part of sparring time). This has been my choice, mainly because I'm...
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    Do you like to fight? WHY?!?!?

    Hi everyone again. Lets go straight to the point: I love fighting. And I believe Ive been liking it before I have a hint on why I do. Today, I believe its in my blood. Because, oh well. Assuming we are descendants, lets say, of people that had to hunt animals and fight predators and rival...
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    What are these techniques really for?

    Hello everyone. Since when I joined MT I've been willing to talk (discuss and ask, mainly) about many things, most about some kind of deeper understanding of what is practised tkd classes in my dojang. It's been a little hard to start with a straight question, because many of my issues relate...
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    Finally introducing myself!

    Hi everyone! I've been reading at martialtalk for more than six months. As time went by I noticed I should interact too, so now I'm introducing myself! I'm full of questions and I am going to show them gradually. And I'm already full of gratitude, too, for what I have already learned here. I...
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    Finally introducing myself!

    Hi everyone! I've been reading at martialtalk for more than six months. As time went by I noticed I should interact too, so now I'm introducing myself! I'm full of questions and I am going to show them gradually. And I'm already full of gratitude, too, for what I have already learned here. I...
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