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    Resolved: Open handed strikes...

    Like Manny, I have to say yes and no. I agree the with your thinking that the standard rotating punch isn’t the best thing to go with for a SD course for novices but I don’t believe that open hand strikes are that much better. I would prefer hammer fist techniques. They rely on a...
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    deadly tornado kick

    Check this kick out. tornado kick
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    Some good TKD drills and techniques

    There was actually a knockout at this past Olympics with an axe kick. Link
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    But you are assuming there was a connection in KMAs between the original kata that was practiced and practical combat tactics in the first place. Weve discussed in the past how the Kwan era masters learned a child-school version of Karate and that their understanding of the kata was elementary...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    Ive said it before, the KKW has dropped the ball regarding many aspects of the art. They just dont put out good enough material. Anyone who studies in a good Kukki TKD school will tell you that their training is so much more in depth and comprehensive than any reference material officially...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    This type of thing is usually addressed by hosinsul drill training and is unfortunately, seldom linked to the forms.
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    I’m sorry but I can’t provide you with an exact answer. It’s my understanding that what I was taught represent an understanding that came about during the developmental years of TKD. If I had to pick a time when it came to fruition and was prevalent I would probably guess the...
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    Kicking with a punch

    I think nowadays it's mostly about aesthetics, but I've met "traditionalist" who were real sticklers when it came to hand position and movement while kicking in order to facilitate balance and power generation. Perhaps throwing a punch as you side kick enhances the technique. It could be that...
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    Kihap

    I kind of do. I guess I'm what most would probably consider a noisy fighter. Pretty much every attack is synchronized with an exhalation and every exhalation is executed with an angry sounding "sAh", "Aht", "sAht" or "Ahsaht" with extra emphasis on particularly powerful strikes. At this point I...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    No, it wasnt just my masters way. Several of the BBs at my school came from other dojangs after receiving Dans and were trained similarly by their previous instructors. Ive also met TKDist from other schools who had elements of this in their training as well. TKD evolved a lot since the mid...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    Im not seeking to have a debate over the superiority of Okinawan bunkai vs. Korean applications to the forms. Its incredibly subjective and up to the personal preferences of the person relying on them. While one who prefers the Okinawan bunkai will claim, and Ill agree, that they are...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    Allow me to clarify, when I refer to my style Im writing of KKW TKD which relies heavily on the Tae Geuk poomse that you were very dismissive of. The term style is not the most accurate, perhaps variant would more appropriate. Variants that represent TKD during different points of its evolution...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    It appears to me that youre the one who doesnt have a full understanding of TKD. The applications from the TKD forms arent meant to be the core of the fighting system, as with many O/J arts. The applications from the forms are just one of several tools in the box and are more in line with...
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    Knees and Elbows in TKD?

    With regards to knees in TKD, a knee is just a kick that is not extended, which is why TKD stresses very deliberate and dynamic cambering of kicks. In an unintentional way, if you are throwing a kick and your adversary moves in before you can extend it they will impact on a hard knee strike. In...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    There are those in this forum who often lament, and rightly so, the reluctance of others within the TKD community to accept the fact that the roots of TKD are predominately JMAs. Conversely, a good number of those who eagerly embrace this fact are unwilling to accept the possibility that the...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    Keep in mind, Im doing this as someone who was taught how use Korean poomse, specifically the Tae Geuk., and my interpretation of this segment, I believe you refer to them as subsequences, is based upon that; just as your interpretation of the forms are based on a JMA bunkai perspective, which...
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    'Korean karate': candor and denial

    No, no Exile, I did read your post. Again, I fear I was unclear and you misunderstood me. My comment was directed more towards your manner of expression rather than the exact content of your post. Your comments sometimes read as being a bit, wellElitist, it just rubs some the wrong way. Many...
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    'Korean karate': candor and denial

    You see Exile, these are precisely the kinds of comments you continually make that attract the ire of other TKDist. You may practice a variant of TKD that has remained very close to its JMA roots but many others do not. For some reason you refuse to acknowledge the fact that many TKDist practice...
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    Koryo problems

    Terry, it seems that you are stressing over something that's not really a big deal. I assume that part of the reason your school participates in from competitions is to win. If that is the case then you have to play by the rules of the game and have your students throw the kick really high but...
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    Application of TKD poomsae in SD

    Exile, Im sorry but you have consistently demonstrated that your understanding of TKD (especially with regards to KKW TKD) is extremely limited. From my perspective, comments like this are as accurate as someone saying that techniques of TKD come from ancient Korean MAs. Of course, to one who...
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    Roundhouse vs front/side kick

    Maybe it just me, but I always found the roundhouse to be more powerful than a front kick and about even with a side kick. A roundhouse can be thrown as a circular kick and as a linier kick. When thrown as a circular kick you follow through the target completing an arch. Its very easy to...
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    Is Tang Soo Do the same as Taekwondo?

    Maybe?...Depending on your instructor and lineage. No?...In current times, in the strictest sense, they are completely different styles. Yes?...In the past when TSD and TKD were generic, interchangeable terms that were applied to a number of Korean MAs.
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    TKD & Multiple Attackers (In reference to a quote by Exile)

    kacey, it seem that your system relies heavily on applications of your patterns. Are there special tactics or strategies that you apply to the boon hae that allow you to use them against multiple attackers?
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    TKD & Multiple Attackers (In reference to a quote by Exile)

    Do you mean at the same time? Does Hapkido have techniques that are specifically meant to deal with multiple attackers simultaneously? Please do.
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    Old TKD competition clip

    Here is another clip of a competition with out head gear.
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    Old TKD competition clip

    I thought the same thing, thats why I didnt write anything about the date, but I wasnt positive so I didnt bring it up. It looked a lot like pictures I was shown of competitions in the early-mid seventies. Its still a pretty old clip and fun to watch. Yeah, form what I understand the first...
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    Old TKD competition clip

    I came across this clip and thought some here might like to see it, enjoy.
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    Head Gear / Face Gear for Kids

    This may be the case for no/light-contact sparring but in full-contact sparring head gear definitely helps...trust me. Also, a lot of schools don't use hand and foot pads, just hogu and head gear.
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    Is Tang Soo Do the same as Taekwondo?

    I don't doubt your experience. I was trying make the point that one shouldnt pigeonholed KKW TKD. Kicking is highly emphasized in Kukki Tae Kwon Do ( I'm sure no surprise to anyone) and they have a sophisticated understanding of it. KKW TKDist employ their kicks in a variety of ways and rely on...
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    Taekwondo's core goes beyond technique

    Your comments represents exactly what I referred to in my earlier post. You misinterpreted or over valued good historical evidence and developed a false opinion. They didnt, 1/3 of the founding Kwans had no Shotokan lineage. Chang Moo Kwan and Kang Duk Kwan both shared a Shudokan and Chun-fa...
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