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    New anti Sine Wave pattern deliveries on Youtube

    You don't think the exhibit was about moving the body down before going up and then going down again? Instead of just raising and then lowering the body? Also he's showing a block. And different stances... I don't understand how this was about punching.
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    New anti Sine Wave pattern deliveries on Youtube

    So the correct way to perform ITF Taekwon-Do is wearing leather shoes, a nice shirt and dress pants? And there is no power nor speed in the correct punching and blocking when applying the SineWave? It's crazy that so many Masters didn't notice and realize all this. Thanks for finding valuable...
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    New anti Sine Wave pattern deliveries on Youtube

    So what was the title of your last book? ;-) And what's your age and for how long have you been learning Taekwon-Do? With your inability to discuss topics properly, listen to and understand what others are saying, failure to properly analyze movements in videos - sorry for being rude, but...
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    So what about calling it Choi Hong Hi Taekwon-Do? Or Taekwon-Do Oh Do Kwan? Oh wait, the Oh Do Kwan still exists and their Taekwondo is way different from Choi Hong Hi's Taekwon-Do. Since you're saying "the style he created": What would you say if I'd throw in that he didn't create a style...
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    Do you wanna know how the 'style' was called prior to the formation of the International Taekwon-Do Federation? As Dirty Dog had already pointed out, Choi Hong-Hi trained and taught Taekwon-Do. He was aware that having several styles or different names for the same style would hinder the...
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    Sorry, but as Choi Hong Hi states in his book "Taekwon-Do - The Art of Self-Defense", the name 'Chang Hon' was Choi Hong Hi's pseudonym/pen name as a calligrapher. He used that name to sum up his 20 hyeongs/forms under a common moniker. Since the Karate forms that were practiced in the Oh Do...
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    As I'm not a friend of hijacking threads I'll continue here. First, there are many instructors and schools who claim to teach ITF Taekwondo, but who're not affiliated with any of today's ITFs anymore. Some teach pre Sine Wave motions, some stick to the latest technical standards, but don't...
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    New anti Sine Wave pattern deliveries on Youtube

    Then why did you post and ask about it on this forum instead of just giving your former instructor a call and ask about it? Btw, you didn't answer my question in that thread. Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves? Sorry if you thought my intention was to denigrate you. My post was...
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    New anti Sine Wave pattern deliveries on Youtube

    Was that the instructor who sold you EKF gloves? Chung Do Kwan 麮卿窵 - one of the first 9 Taekwondo Schools in Korea. I'd say it's best to take a break from Youtube every now and then and go to seminars (okay, not so easy at the moment), do some research via other sources and read and listen...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    My reply kinda mixes answers to both of the above posts... In Kukkiwon/World Taekwondo Poomsae there aren't many consecutive kicks, but one is the 穇圉 麆刷萼 Keodeup Yeop Chagi in Koyreo. In this video (from the current World Taekwondo Online World Championships) the first of those two kicks...
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    Addressing people.

    While Choi Hong Hi and the 'military' roots of Taekwondo had quite an impact on Taekwondo in Germany, we don't have a 'Sir' or 'Mam' equivalent at all over here. Actually, we had a discussion regarding the use of "Sir" in 2012: The Sir Sandwich - "Sir, yes Sir!
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    Yes, but I wouldn't call it "for Poomsae" but the 'basic performance' of a Sidekick. Everything we learn in "Kibon Dongjak", in the 'basic techniques', can and must be adapted to a particular situation. Just as we wouldn't spar in traditional stances or punch from the hip in sparring, the...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    For current Kukkiwon Taekwondo: straight pre-ITF: bent 70s ITF:slightly bent However, in the past there wasn't as much attention to detail and not as much unity regarding details. I'm not sure how the current technical standard is in the 3 ITFs, but the Teul DVD from 2006 that I have shows...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    Are we already at the point where there are more posts about food than about sidekicks??? ;) Btw, I'm German and I like pineapple on pizza. :) Anyway, it's interesting some people here like to go off topic, hijack threads or aks/answer Taekwondo questions with examples from/showing other...
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    Difference between block and guard

    I would answer it this way, and maybe it is actually the 'Guarding Block' where the confusion comes from: 穇圉木渥諤篣 - Kodeuro Momtong Makki - Assisting Mid Section Block (Guarding Block / Daebi Makki in ITF Taekwondo) When you perform the block, then it's a block. If you hold the block after...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    When performing a kick there's more to it than just the leg that's kicking. There's a basic/unified version of the technique and of course it can and must be adapted to the respective situation. However, when teaching and performing Poomsae, then one should teach and stick to the basic...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    Well, when it comes to Kibon Dongjak/Basic Movements and Poomsae in (Kukkiwon) Taekwondo, there is a rule of how to hold the arms. On the one hand to remind people from not doing a 'dying swan' pose when performing the kick and to distinguish it from the Karate and ITF versions. In "The...
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    Best side kick I have seen on Youtube

    There are differences: Right arm: In (Kukkiwon) Taekwondo both arms are kept close to the body when performing a sidekick. Pivoting foot: After the kick he's pivoting the foot of the supporting leg on the heel. In (Kukkiwon) Taekwondo you'd turn on the ball of the foot. Also: The leaning and...
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    Is an amateur ITF black belt allowed to compete in the black belt divisions of WT?

    Most important for competing in WT sanctioned events is having purchased the WT Global Athletes License. And the coach needs to hold the Global Official License. ;-) And regarding being a Dan holder: British Taekwondo for example holds their Fighting Chance Events where they encourage young...
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    Are you sure that it was an ITF school? To which ITF does the school belong?
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    Choi Hong Hi's Taekwon-Do books

    Thank you very much! I thought that Juche and the sine-wave were already present in the first edition of the full encyclopedia in 1983. I'm still curious about the 6 Editions & 2 Reprints of "Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)" from 1972-1986, before that one was replaced by the...
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    Choi Hong Hi's Taekwon-Do books

    Online I found an overview of the following books by Choi Hong Hi: Taekwon-Do - The Art of Self-Defence - 1965 Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence) - 1972 (6 Editions & 2 Reprints 1972-1986) Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do: 15 Volume Set - 1983 (5 Editions 1985-2008) Condensed Encyclopedia...
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    The "Moo Duk Kwan" trademark

    We had a similar situation in Germany. Ko Eui Min, former Korean national coach who moved to Germany in the 70s and who runs a school in Munich or his son registered the term Kukkiwon in Germany. And they sent out cease and desist letters to other schools and clubs who were using the term...
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    The ball of the foot is a lot stronger than I gave it credit for

    Read this earlier, but was too busy to reply. Also saw this video a few weeks ago: So, when it comes to hook kicks, for showboard breaking and Kyeorugi the ball of the foot is always an option. In order to get that extra reach when needed. And as you can see, in the last kick of that serious...
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    Flexing/bending the toes for kicks /dorsiflexion of the toe joints

    Thanx everyone for their inout! Thanx! When I was in Korea, the guys at the dojang did this: I wasn't even able to get close to doing that! ^^ Regarding hitting something with resistance, I own a BOB XL and put a body protector on him. So I tested and know the angles I'm capable of...
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    What would a form look like if it taught WT sparring techniques?

    Well, you could always point out three techniques that are featured in the Taegeuk Poomsae which are used in sparring: Sidekick Roundhouse Kick Middle Section Punch Though altered to adapt to the sparring situation, pointing system and ruleset. Nevertheless you're right about the efficiency...
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    I'm nervous about starting doing Taekwondo.

    I have heard "I'm not flexible enough" way too often when it comes to starting Taekwondo. What you'll realize once you start is that there's hardly any flexibility needed for the techniques you'll be doing in the beginning. Nobody will (or better to say: should) expect you to kick at head level...
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    What would a form look like if it taught WT sparring techniques?

    Yeah, it's a great Poomsae, but according to the plans of the Kukkiwon this is supposed to be the just for the under 18 years division. So, not all black belts need to do it. Instructors will need to learn it though in order to teach it... ^^ For anyone who wants to check it out: The other...
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    Flexing/bending the toes for kicks /dorsiflexion of the toe joints

    While this is not a TKD exclusive matter I still post it here since I'm a Taekwondoin on the one hand and it's an important aspects of basic Taekwondo kicks on the other. Flexing the toes, pulling or bending back the toes, dorsiflexion of the toe joint. However you wanna call it, certain...
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    Kukkiwon demo team: the local timber industry is feeling better already

    While those thin boards are easy to break when they're held with both hands on two opposite sides, it's a different story when they're just held on one side. Especially when it's a multiple-target air kick. Speed and force are the key. Here are my personal attempts at Taekwondowon: Markus...
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