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  1. JWLuiza


    No, not ITF. This person probably means Traditional Tang Soo Do International (Master Scott's organization). Seeing as they have trained for three years I doubt they mis-named their organization and it sounds like Kaygee is near Philly which has more WTSDA and TSDI than ITF schools.
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    Time for a new gi.

    Those are definitely the top of the line. has a good white uniform and trimmed uniforms for TSD and better prices than AWMA. I do like AWMA/ProForce better than Century brand personally. So on a budget I would do MAtoday or ProForce. If I were rich I would get a custom shureido. I've...
  3. JWLuiza

    Just saw your comment from August, hope all is well!

    Just saw your comment from August, hope all is well!
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    Are there too many kicks in TSD?

    look at the evolution of the form. It was made as a kick for aesthetics IMO. SHito Ryu doesn't even do kicks there and the applications make sense much more clearly without it being a kick.
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    Are there too many kicks in TSD?

    I don't think they are kicks or blocks, but weight shifts to throw an opponent
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    Tang Soo Do Organizations that focus on kata-based instruction

    Why a TSD specific? Iain Abernethy's group has done all the work and everything is so darn close anyway.
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    The Sir Sandwich - "Sir, yes Sir!

    I prefer my original school where respect was shown in actions not by how you address someone. The instructors (as did I when I became one) asked to be called by their first names and we were training too much to worry about titles, etc.
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    Anyone ever practice Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan?

    Please don't start multiple threads on same topic, typical new forum poster mistake... I understand you are eager for information. Mod: Can you merge and/or close the 3 threads on this same issue?
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    Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan?

    The big difference being sparring is generally point focused and not WTF style sparring. Some TKD schools will teach the MDK curriculum as well. Check it out and if it doesn't meet your needs keep looking! And I say this as a 20+ year TSD practitioner... It's not for everyone and all arts have...
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    DC Comics Reboot

    Court of Owls is good. I second Omar's opinion. Swamp Thing is EPIC and disturbing and beautiful.
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    DC Comics Reboot

    I think the great thing is you can pick your continuity. I loved Red Robin in the previous continuity and jumped ship from many books with the New 52, but love the new stories when I do read them. I STILL have my old stories in cardboard boxes that I can go read. I don't want to keep reading the...
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    Tell Me About YOUR Tang Soo Do

    You can find some nuggets out there that exist. Muwubu here is an example. But yes probably effectively true statement since you basically have to hit the lottery to find non MDK TSD. My home school is close to this example. Kim Ki Whang taught Tang Soo DO, but did not teach in the Moo Duk Kwan...
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    Your training schedule

    I am starting crossfit. I just do slow kicks as close to daily as I can and Form practice if I have about 30 min free (2-3 x week).
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    Tell Me About YOUR Tang Soo Do

    This is not true. Several kwans used Tang Soo Do as a name of their martial art. Many were integrated into the TKD merger, but there are some out there that still do TSD that is not derived from the MDK. The VAST MAJORITY of TSD can trace back to the MDK though.
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    Jr. or Sr.? I've met Jr. a few times and oen of our students is with him now (Olivia Sun)

    Jr. or Sr.? I've met Jr. a few times and oen of our students is with him now (Olivia Sun)
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    He set up a great organization! I only was directly taught by him a few times but he was...

    He set up a great organization! I only was directly taught by him a few times but he was integral to my growth in my teens and early 20s.
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    Chinte Hyung

    Yup I have posted that link above and he is of the Kim Ki Whang/Roberts lineage.
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    Why does everyone pretend there is a 'spanking debate'?

    Because n=1 studies can often have more emotional power than better done studies. Also interaction effects are often hard to parse out. There might be subgroup effects that are true but aren't born out of the literature. The AAP and AAFP go with a no hitting educational perspective when dealing...
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    10 years

    :waah: 10 years since the passing of the founder of the MDK. :respect:
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    Chinte Hyung

    While a good point, I have both volumes and neither discuss this hyung.
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    HBO doesn't like the military either...big surprise...

    Well if you have high blood pressure that's the conversation you and I would have. If your numbers are fine I'd leave it alone. Yeah, because we're a bunch of fatties. Managing blood pressure is a life saving medication. Statins dont' have evidence for primary prevention but are shown to be...
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    We Have A Higgs!

    If the wording is against policy please delete post, but I think the concept is appropriate.
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    Paleo Diet

    And the study showed the low-carb dieters had the best metabolic profile other than cortisol and CRP. I'd love to see longer term evaluations of these diets and a breakdown of the types of protein/fats and omega-3 consumption in all arms of the study.
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    Paleo Diet

    I've read the study in JAMA and think there will be more to this in the future. The low-carb dieters had an increase in CRP (c-reactive protein) which is associated with risk for heart disease, however they had beneficial lipid changes which are also a modifier for vascular disease. What is...
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    What about SBD

    Elsewhere, but from korea, from what I understand. Many of the early TSD guys who worked with the MDK really weren't direct trainees of Hwang Kee, such as Kim Ki Whang. Other interesting point: early on Hwang Kee's Hwa Soo Do was a softer style than his TSD and the transition was apparently due...
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    What about SBD

    Sip Pal Gi is just generic term for korean kung fu. The one guy in Maryland that I knew who did that has retired and his TKD school is now in his son's control. Chang H. Park in Maryland. Sip Pal Gi, Tai Chi type moves were never a huge part of the curriculum early on as I understand it, but was...
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    What about SBD

    It varies because there is high variance in TSD schools. Some TSD are more similar to SBD because they left recently and continue to practice the Chil Sung and Yuk Rho type movements (Mi Guk Kwan) but because of copyright use TSD instead of SBD to describe their martial art. Other TSD schools...
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    Il Lo vs. Il Rho

    Kaygee you do MDK style (MDK as an adjective) THE Moo Duk Kwan (as a noun), which your GM was once a member of uses Il Ro.
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    Have You "Been There"?

    Have you heard of conscious and unconscious incompetence/competence? Conscious Incompetence is ego-threatening but the only way to improve your skills.
  30. JWLuiza


    Manny you've posted this before! Are you looking for anything in particular as to the differences? Part of the MDK is absorbed into TKD so there are TKD schools that look a lot like TSD and do the same hyung/poomsae as us in TSD.