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    Hwarangdo Gumtoogi

    What are the scoring conventions? Or are there any?
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    Hwarangdo Gumtoogi

    Aside from the leg strikes, it's kendo with a bit of Korean flair. Thanson02, the Dari; are you wearing a reinforced kapsang? It looks like the side pieces are actually rigid.
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    Hapkido for 2014

    Congrats!! That's awesome!
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    Hapkido for 2014

    That's fantastic! Congrats!
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    Good mats for rolling & falling

    That's about what I'm after, though six hundred is more than I was looking to spend.
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    Judo, Aikido, and Bjj: Similarities and Differences

    There is aiki-ken (sword) and aiki-jo (medium length staff). This may vary depending upon which Aikido organization you're talking about.
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    Good mats for rolling & falling

    No kata; just rolling, falling, and light groundwork.
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    Good mats for rolling & falling

    I have a big stack of puzzle mats, but they're more for gym and weight bench use (I got these at Dicks as well). I hope to be in my own space sometime in the next two to three years, so I will definitely be considering something like this then. Though this company has the folding mats similar...
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    Good mats for rolling & falling

    The last set of exercise mats that I got from Dicks were very inadequate for rolling and falling, though they were not the same ones you posted. Yes, mainly for rolling, falling, and some light groundwork. I want something that isn't exceptionally narrow and that won't (literally) deflate from...
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    Good mats for rolling & falling

    I'm preparing to teach in a location that does not have mats. I'm looking to get a folding judo mat for rolling & falling. Is anyone here familiar with this company/product: Tumbling Mats - Durable Martial Arts Mats And Wall Padding? Any recommendations are welcome. Thank you.
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    Mudo (Mooto) definition?

    After further research, this: AncientKorean code of conduct associated with the Hwarang Sagun Ee Chung 사군이충/ 事君以忠 – Loyalty to one's king. Sa Chin Ee Hyo 사친이효 / 事親以孝 &#8211...
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    It's not funny

    Chodan/ildan: Congratulations! You've just earned a degree that says you've learned the basics. Hardly a proclamation of maturity and mastery. If a school has a self proclaimed standard that says otherwise, congratulations! You have awesome blackbelts. But don't impose your standard on...
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    It's not funny

    Basics wins fights. Basics makes champions. Kudos to you for sticking to your guns and coming up with a creative way to teach the lesson!
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    What is your main focus?

    I suspect that very few people train for only one element. Though it may be a single element that drew them to the class, it is likely multiple elements that keep them training over the long haul. Many who train for "self defense" probably reach a point where they can adequately defend...
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    I totally missed this post! At about the 028 mark, where he slows down and shows the rotation/crouch prior to the kick, is how I learned this kick.
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    Small independents are no guarantee of quality either. The thing people don't understand with large organizations is that their main purpose is to facilitate things that small independents usually can't. National and international events require large organizations, particularly large sporting...
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    That sounds like my experience as well. But without the element of international/Olympic level competition, the need for a large, centralized organization simply isn't there. Taekwondo, on the other hand, needs those mechanisms in place to support the sport on a global level. Also, I tend to...
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    Hapkido was first used by Dojunim Choi, though it was supposedly suggested by his partner, Seo Bok Seob. The last evolutionary name prior to Hapkido was Hap-Ki Yu Kwon Sul. This is supposed to have happened in 1959. I believe Ji Han Jae founded the Korean Hapkido Association, though as I...
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    Probably for the best. Not like TKD, but there is definitely a lot of cross pollination from HKD to TKD. Probably not so much the other way around. And that's a good thing! :)
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    Thanks! I was unsure of the ratio. I had also heard that there was some amount of animosity between Hwang Kee and General Choi.
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    That is correct. MDK split, with half of the kwan going with Hwang Kee (MDK TSD) and half going with the Kukkiwon. Hapkido never went in, and I don't know if it's due to resistance on anyone's part or due to them not being taekwondo, or if the movement simply lost traction. I'm not sure where...
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    No worries, though that was really just an aside. The meat of my post was, well, pretty much everything else.
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    Good idea, though in this case, the OP question has been answered, and then some! :D
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    I can show you that, and the wrist. These are from the Kukkiwon textbook:
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    With all due respect, while I normally find your posts very interesting and insightful (even if I disagree with you), but the position you're taking on this is quite frankly, unreasonable. Especially with comments like this. Like most techniques, what makes it benign or no has more to do with...
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    And probably isn't a lethal attack that would necessitate a tracheotomy.
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    I'm well aware of that. This is the part that I was talking about; there was a fairly prominent effort at the outset to tie taekwondo to pre-occupation KMA and to obfuscate any non Korean elements in its origin. This was not the case when Choi founded hapkido. Having said that, I have seen...
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    To bring this conversation back onto point (as much as it can be, given that the OP's question regarding the name of the technique has been answered), this is not a "deadly technique" any more than numerous others are. In taekwondo, it is called the agwison (which means arc hand). Yes, you can...
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    Requirements to start Hapkido

    The most vehement part of the hapkido origin stories are the protestations of DRAJ exponents about Choi's exposure to DRAJ. Unlike TKD, HKD's founder actually credited a Japanese art instead of fabricating an origin from Korea's murky martial history. The hapkido that most of us see is the...
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    Always wondered does this kind of strike have a name/term?

    Here is Koryo Pumse. After he does the two lines to the side, he performs this one twice when going "north." It's a head on view.
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