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  1. goingd

    Dobok question

    Well, on the side of the defender, (and this may sound silly) but I don't like to assume that my attacker is wearing a shirt. For that matter, I don't like to assume that my attacker has hair. They very well may not and I'd like the practice to not be limited to that. From the side of the...
  2. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    I wouldn't say that's exactly the case. I certainly don't feel frustrated and I'm not sure why someone would be searching for answers. I can see how I've left out enough detail in the questions for this to be seen as too vague of a question to understand, but I was under the (apparently...
  3. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    When I say "between the four techniques," I do not mean that each technique should include all of those elements. Once again, this is a hypothetical question with no practical meaning behind it. I am not looking to adhere to any specific techniques, I was merely curious which self-defense...
  4. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    Sorry, I don't think spinning hook kick is detrimentally important to Hapkido as an overall style. I'm really looking for very specific defense techniques, done in a specific order, much like a form. I originally didn't give much detail because I wanted to leave it a little vague, but I suppose...
  5. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    Let me clarify -- I am not looking for Hapkido to be broken down into four different categories, or four different areas of study, or four different ideas. Hypothetically, I am looking for Hapkido to be broken down into four different, specific, self-defense techniques. Much thanks.
  6. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    I actually disagree, respectfully of course. I feel like that is a bit generalized. For me, spinning hook kick was a notable component of Hapkido, but it was never central. I don't feel like my understanding of Hapkido, while limited compared to many others, is not based on a knowledge of that...
  7. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    I like that breakdown, but I'm really looking for specific, self-defense techniques. Sorry, I should've mentioned that originally.
  8. goingd

    If you had to break down Hapkido

    This is a hypothetical question mainly for those with a fair amount of experience in Hapkido, but anyone is welcome to answer since I'd be interested to hear from different points of view. If, for whatever reason, you had to break down Hapkido into four basic techniques, what would they be...
  9. goingd

    Dobok question

    When I teach Hapkido techniques in my Taekwondo classes I rarely teach grabs against parts of the clothing. Rather, I try to limit grabs to parts of the body like the arm, shoulder and throat, so our Taekwondo dobock adequate. When I was coming up in Hapkido our sparring was more similar to...
  10. goingd

    Experience...helpful but not necessary?

    Experience is not always an adequate reflection of actual skill level. I've met people who have trained consistently for well over a decade but still perform with a set of fundamentally bad habits in their techniques. Of course it is preferable for someone with the proper skill level (as...
  11. goingd

    who is going to san diego qualifier?

    For California there are the qualifiers, and then in early April there are the States. I will be going to qualifiers this weekend. I will be helping my master coach his Elite Team, and I will be prepping my Poomsae Team. I'll also be competing for poomsae. I'm unsure how many of our students...
  12. goingd

    Would you change?

    A few people are saying that the Kukkiwon would be unable to implement something like this. That is why in my original post I stated "-assuming that the required techniques are of sound quality, and assuming that the Kukkiwon had an effective method of implementing these standards, would you...
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    Would you change?

    In regards to upcoming changes in the way the Kukkiwon implements US promotion, I'd like to present a question for you. If the Kukkiwon were to require the following: -All Kukkiwon instructors teach only the Taegeuk and Kukkiwon Dan forms, and no other patterns (including basics like...
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    Has anyone received a new Kukkiwon certificate with Taekwondo on it?

    Personally, I like the new certificates. That's not to say that I like them better than the old style, but I haven't much of a preference. I've heard it said several times, but I'm not exactly sure what makes it look more "sport" than martial art. I don't get that perception, personally. I think...
  15. goingd

    USTC Lawsuite against Kukkiwon

    Where was this originally posted?
  16. goingd

    KOMS meeting in la, ca.

    Hm. Kay.
  17. goingd

    KOMS meeting in la, ca.

    Msmitht, when you say that they will be releasing dvd's with set curriculum for everyone to teach, to what extent do those curriculum go? By that I mean, will the Kukkiwon be requiring that every instructor teach not just the same forms, but the same one-step-sparring and the same self-defense...
  18. goingd

    Kukkiwon Yudanja poomsae

    I've done Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek and Pyongwon. What I enjoy about Koryo is its universality. It attempts to cover several ranges of technique while introducing newer, more advanced, and more - I think - thought provoking motion. Keumgang is an incredibly simple poomsae because of how few...
  19. goingd

    What would you use in the streets

    If I could keep the attacker at a decent distance I would use a lot of low kicks. If the attacker got into a close range I would use elbow strikes - a lot of elbow strikes.
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    Palgwe vs. Tae Geuk

    I study and teach both sets of forms, and they each have their advantages. However, I strongly prefer the Taegeuks. The were designed to be more easy to learn, but that does not mean they do not emphasize power and stability in addition to speed and more natural motion. Should I be teaching my...
  21. goingd

    just promoted to 3rd Dan

    Thanks. ^_^
  22. goingd

    just promoted to 3rd Dan

    I attended class tonight, and afterwards I was awarded my third degree black belt. I also turned in my Kukkiwon application. I actually tested back in December, but the majority of the time I've spent with Taekwondo since then has been teaching, so I just hadn't received the belt yet. I actually...
  23. goingd

    Any Interest in a Combat Hapkido DVD Review

    He put 'abomination' in quotation marks, so I think it was meant as sarcasm...
  24. goingd

    School owners, question for you

    You no longer promote through Kukkiwon?
  25. goingd

    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    That is good to know and serves to provide more information about the system, but also serves to further confuse me. Ah well.
  26. goingd

    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    The answers simply did not make sense to me - those on this thread and those presented in interviews. It has nothing to do with accepting it - I have no intention of forcing something to make sense. However, I am afraid my question deters from the topic, so never mind.
  27. goingd

    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    Then why say that, as a system, it is not traditional? Honestly, I am just curious, and not at all intending to criticize.
  28. goingd

    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    Well, like I said, I could not find the videos (and I don't think I referred to the techniques as being all that common). I suppose, though, that I can try and explain them: 1. (defense against punch) Step back and grab both the wrist and the arm. Pull your opponent through and flip them into a...
  29. goingd

    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    Again, that is something I simply just do not see. This may be very true as compared to some traditional Hapkido schools, but certainly not all, nor do I think most. I just have a hard time seeing how CH is supposed to have a smaller selection of techniques. Again, I understand that at the core...
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    Combat hapkido system vs. traditional hapkido systems

    Honestly, I was unable to find three main techniques I had in mind. I really don't think I can describe them too well, but I will post them if I eventually find them.
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