Well, I bit the bullet and signed up for the Master Instructor Certification and the Poomsae Seminar. Total cost of $660 and no explanation of how they are fitting 48 hours of training in 3 days.
I will give my full report on June 6th, after I come home from the Atlanta event.
Can someone help me make sense of this please?
It's saying there is 40 hours of training for the Master Certification and an additional 8 hours for the poomsae seminar. There are also separate fees for both courses. How am I supposed to do both courses? I can't see packing 48 hours of...
Thank you so much!
With that information I was able to find this...
On March 20, 1971, Korean President Park Chung Hee declared Taekwondo the national sport of Korea and allocated funds to build the "Kukkiwon," which would serve as the central gymnasium and world headquarters for...
After many years, I finally got this back. Unfortunately, I don't know what it says or remember the significance. I do know the 3 of the large characters say *Tae Kwon Do* but that's about it.
Thanks in advance!
The head instructor is a 6th dan and I'm one of two 5th dans. We also have three 4th dans that also are part of the club. The club itself has been around for over 20 years. I came from one of the larger chain of schools in the area and I've only been with this club for 5 years.
Also, we are...
That's kind of a tricky question to answer and I know where you're going with it. No, I am not the 'Head Instructor', but, if there is class going on, I am teaching.
We don't have our own store front currently. We teach out of an exercise room a couple times a week. The actual time we get to...
I haven't competed in forever. Last time I was in the ring at nationals, the corner judges had a red plunger and a blue plunger. Press red when red scores and blue for when blue scores.
How has electronic scoring changed the way players fight? I'm asking because I honestly don't know and I...
This is exactly why I go to a completely different school to train Muay Thai. No one knows who I am or what I do in my free time and the certainly don't know I'm a 5th dan in TKD.
When I'm at the TKD school, I have no time to train. Everyone is either asking me questions before and after...
Teaching really depends on the person. We have 2nd, 3rd and 4th dans that are not good at teaching. They certainly have skill, but are neither able nor willing to teach. In a pinch, sure they would be able to cover a class here and there, but acting as 'the instructor' would not go over well...
Even Joe Rogan has a black belt in TKD.
I train at Roufusport where Pettis trains. He's a pretty cool guy and very approachable. I actually had a conversation with him about making the transition from TKD kicks to Muay Thai kicks. After nearly 20 years of TKD experience kicking with the...
It took me 1.5 years to get my black belt and another 6 months to get first dan. That's only because I was allowed to double test some color belts. I trained 6 days a week, 2-3 hours a day. I only missed about 15 classes total in that time due to family vacations. Also, I was competing at...
I always teach them to do it on the ground first, with out any kind of 'jump'.
Starting left leg forward, step forward with your right leg, do a counter-clockwise turn making your left leg forward (I call it a spin step), then kick roundhouse with your right leg.
It's very easy for them to get...
Thanks for the fast responses!
Do they usually make you do all of them? or pick a couple? It seems like tournaments would take forever if everyone had to do that many forms each.
Do you know of any upcoming poomsae seminars? Is this the same as the Kukkiwon Master Instructor Training? I think...
So, it's been 11 years since I've competed in a tournament. Back in the day, I had competed at the US Nationals and the US Open. I'm sure over the years the rules have changed a bit and before I can make a decision to get back into it, I need to know what those changes are.
I'm more looking...
If your instructor said you're ready to test, you're ready to test. That basically means you have already passed. The testing process is just formality at this point. You would have to try and fail to actually fail. You know all the required techniques, all the forms and any memory work...
I guess it depends on how you look at it. TKD by itself, is only 60ish years old. It's roots came from much older styles/arts and maybe that's where people are getting 2,000 years from.
According to the wiki, Taekyon was mentioned as far back as 1790.
Taekkyeon is a traditional Korean...
I've always taught 3 basic kicks:
These are the building block kicks. I'm going to say *most* of the other kicks are a variation of these kicks.
Kicks that aren't quite basic are:
Crescent Kick (Wheel Kick)
Now that you have...
So, there are more than one organization still offering this certification?
Are all of the certifications the same?
If they are the same, I guess I would just want to go to the more convenient date / location.
Thank you for the welcome, Archtkd
In our system we have 10 color belts:
Shodan (solid black no markings)
Testing is every other month (6 times a year).
Starting at white belt, you could test from white to blue in 1 year. Then get to...