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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    So post...let's hear the twin fist wisdom!
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    It's not funny

    I agree that these kids probably should not be BB's if they are behaving as described...but let's not paint every young BB with this brush!
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    We would have still ended up with WTF sparring? Interesting!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    ArchTkd!!!!Thank you sir!!!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Part of the reason I started this thread is because my son is in this situation 17 year old 3rd Dan promotable to 4th Dan in 7 months. His Master a 7th Dan is saying that he is going to promote him to 4th Dan when he turns 18! He told me this about 6 months ago! I was skeptical...I also see it...
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    What is your main focus?

    Sport....but also our school is in a very economically challenged area so we work with a lot of kids in challenging circumstances...our school gives them a place to go...and keeps them out of trouble and focused on positive things!!! Very rewarding...
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    The 18 year old 4th Dan should be exceptional and rare and they would normally been judged ready by a GM in most cases...most likely they will have 10-14 years experience and will have already shown a level of dedication that would suggest a life long passion for the martial arts. It is a bit...
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    I don't think that she meant it in the beat down since...I don't think she meant beat up literally! If he beat him up literally why didn't the older and more mature Master Instructor stop it and educate the 11 year old! My 17 year old 3rd Dan would have! i agree with you though if you are...
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    Youth Black Belts

    Sent you you a PM with his info....thanks for participating...
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    Youth Black Belts

    In 1960 our original GM was promoted 1st Poom/Dan....he was a member of Song Moo Kwan under the legendary GM Yong Sup Lee...he was 8 years old! He started training at 5....clearly they had no problem with youth BB!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Thank you everyone for the great conversation! very positive!!!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Not really talking about test requirements! Should have been more clear! Technical Mastery eshould be there of course! What would you be looking for that would make you say.... That kid is a good 4th Dan inspite of his youth!
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    Our current Master is Changmookwan....we talked about the Kung Fu roots of that Kwan over dinner....I like the fact that the two different styles have helped diversify our game! We had never talked about his original Kwan...this conversation spurred me to ask! A lot of the differences make...
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    Interesting thought! I am skeptical about how much taekyon influenced TKD...
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Who are the 30 year olds of which you speak....if you feel comfortable revealing their names? It is a great success story and debunks the whole 18 is to young theory being applied without consideration for the exceptional youth Martial Artist!
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    We are Song Moo Kwan which is difinitly derivative of Shotokan Karate and highly influenced by Funakoshi Sensei... Byung Jick Ro's ( founder of Song Moo Kwan) curriculum which he enforced was almost the carbon copy of the Shotokan curriculum of which I am very familiar. Correct me if I am wrong...
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Very interesting numbers!!! I think it bodes well for the future of TKD! Some may have a very different outlook!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    just trying in got get another discussion going! How long do you think someone should train before 4th Dan.... Is age the only requirement....what if someone is exceptional! i agree that it is organizational centric!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    The from Poom rank change is in the link that I posted...as far as I know it is new...the minimum age requirement is 22 years old! Here is the link... "World Culture Taekwondo! Kukkiwon will make it"
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    I believe Funakoshi is arguably the most influential Martial Artist of the 20th Century... He is integral in the foundation of two of the worlds greatest Martial Arts Karate and Taekwondo!!!!
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    Gichin Funakoshi! How should he be looked at as far as TKD History?

    Gichin Funakoshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Funakoshi Sensei was the original Martial Arts teacher of many of the Korean Kwan founders! Do we have TKD without Funakoshi? Sorry for the misspelling in the title!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    Article 8...minimum requirements from a an age and time in grade standard! "World Culture Taekwondo! Kukkiwon will make it" They changed the 5th Dan from Poom minimum age requirement to 22 years old....remember these are minimum requirements!
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    What should the criteria be for an 18 year old 4th Dan?

    This is likely to be a controversial topic! I know the minimum requirements for 4th Dan...a few 18 year olds do qualify based on when they got their 3rd Poom! Do you think any 18 year old qualifies? What should an 18 year old 4th Dan look like from a qualification and skill perspective? if...
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    Youth Black Belts

    Best post so far on this thread! Well done sir!
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    Should BB test be held in a Seedy Dive Bar!

    Ok this has gone a direction I did not foresee. :lfao::cheers::rpo:
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    Youth Black Belts

    Seemed serious to me...There are some very good 15 year old BB that know more and may have been training longer than some so called adult BB! The Key word is some!
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    Youth Black Belts

    i am sure that you do...good luck on your journey...I hope it is a life long one....
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    T.K.D. is dead

    Master Dan/Manny etc....What you describe would be another sport. It would be completely different than what the sport has become since the Olympic movement! The electronic hogu and head gear insure a level playing field along with video replay in today's environment. The sport has improved...
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    How many of the old crew still post on here

    Twin fist Lives!!!! He posted on his FAVORITE THREAD!!!! Youth BB!i
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    Youth Black Belts

    How is everything in Nacogdoches? Yep this thread never dies!!!!
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