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  1. Laurentkd

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! KKW 17th F.I.C.

    I didn't even think about that! So I guess it must be true! :D
  2. Laurentkd

    What would you do?

    Just to go against the curve (although I guess it's pretty inline with Master Stoker and ATC)... By teaching classes this way you are only allowing the positive influence of martial arts to touch 10 people. Maybe by making just a few modifications you could bump that number up to 20. You'll...
  3. Laurentkd

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! KKW 17th F.I.C.

    Yeah, it is strange, but I really thought we would never receive them. Guess I'll believe it when I see it...
  4. Laurentkd

    My percieved presence of Tae Kwon Do in the United States by Dr. Benjamin Rush

    My instructor was quite involved with the USTW on a local measure, but I didn't realize it was still "alive". What is the current status of the USTW? It's website hasn't been updated in quite sometime (early 2008 I believe). Thanks!
  5. Laurentkd

    Dreaming about Self Defense?

    Great points. Do you have another method?
  6. Laurentkd

    Winter Grappling In The Snow!

    Every year we spar out in the snow. Only a couple times a year does it snow during an adult class, so if you didn't show up that night you missed out. Always a good time!
  7. Laurentkd

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! KKW 17th F.I.C.

    Me too! I have been more excited to practice Tae Gueks after that weekend than I have in a long time. I have been doing TKD for a long time, and have always loved it, but it is nice to get a little "spark" now and then!
  8. Laurentkd

    Dreaming about Self Defense?

    My martial arts nightmare is always that I am puching and kicking the bad guy as hard as I can but the blows just barely land, like I am just a tad too far away to really connect. But like Flea, I just figure it is just my subconscious and don't worry about it. Most of my martial arts dreams...
  9. Laurentkd

    Dojang Facebook Page

    Why would you make it a fan page Mango?
  10. Laurentkd

    Dojang Facebook Page

    That was more my thought. It was mentioned at the KKW Instructors Course (NOT from the same guy who said to sell hot chocolate!), and I thought it could be a good idea. Not as recruitment tool, but more like giving people an area to "brag" might be good (post pictures, say congrats, etc) or...
  11. Laurentkd

    Dojang Facebook Page

    And why do you think that sir?
  12. Laurentkd

    Body scratching - specific for arts

    Great! It is so nice to hear the follow-up info on posts like this!
  13. Laurentkd

    Dojang Facebook Page

    Do you have one? If you do is it a person's page, or a fan page? What do you use it for (pictures, event info, etc)? How have your students responded to it?
  14. Laurentkd

    Hardcoer TKD Class

    I just wanted to clarify that it wasn't sparring that lead to injury in my experience. It was more something like, a night of roundhouse kicks and the next day one guy's old football knee injury acts up and he is out for a week or two. Or doing some running up and down the floor and someone...
  15. Laurentkd

    Taekwondo Times

    Yeah, for the most part it's not that great, and in the past it seemed to have been full of kuk sool wan more than anything. I usually subscribe for a year or two, then don't renew for 6 months to a year, and then renew again. Also keep in mind it only comes out every other month. Don't...
  16. Laurentkd

    Hardcoer TKD Class

    Like a lot of others here, we have tried the same thing in the past with out much success. It is always adults only (with maybe a couple teen exceptions). Not really invitation only, but everyone was told exactly what to expect (and everyone was excited for it). It usually lasts a few weeks...
  17. Laurentkd

    Dortiz pic in TKD times!!!!!!!

    Hey you beat me to it! Great pic!!!!! I think you can read TKD Times online if you have a subscription, but I don't know about linking it???
  18. Laurentkd

    My instructor trains us to be tense/rigid

    Without knowing more about how long you have been with this instructor and what the deeper issues are (and it sounds like there are some), its hard to give you a good answer. For me, I think most problems with instructors can be solved with these thoughts in mind: If you don't trust your...
  19. Laurentkd

    My instructor trains us to be tense/rigid

    Your profile says you are the 3rd degree and an assistant instrutor. How long have you been studying TKD and what rank are you? I think that info would help people give you advice.
  20. Laurentkd

    Century VTS Wave Master

    Wow! Normally I would say there is no "budgeting" when it comes to MA equipment, but that about equals a year's worth of rent for me, so I may have to hold off for awhile. Looks pretty awesome though!
  21. Laurentkd

    Hey Master Southwick

    MSUTKD has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space. :)
  22. Laurentkd

    Century VTS Wave Master

    What was your original opinion again??? ;) Yeah, I knew it didn't come with the bag, but thanks for pointing that out. I already have a wavemaster so really it seems like an easy choice. It seems like something better should have been invented by now, but this seems to be the best option I...
  23. Laurentkd

    Belt Exam Schedule

    How often does your dojang have a belt test day (or even have a specific day for testing). I have seen testing done every 2 or 3 months and everyone has to test on that day or wait another 2 or 3 months. I have seen the same system but with testings done during class time for a week. I have also...
  24. Laurentkd

    "Rotating curriculum"

    Ditto
  25. Laurentkd

    Century VTS Wave Master

    Thanks! I think this does look like it would be a more pain-free option and comes with a better price tag. It would also be good to have something more like this because it wouldn't take up more space. It does look a little cheesy, but would at least be better than nothing. :)
  26. Laurentkd

    Century VTS Wave Master

    Do you kick it?
  27. Laurentkd

    Century VTS Wave Master

    http://www.amazon.com/Century-Vts-VTS-Wave-Master/dp/B001I0J22S/ref=pd_sbs_sg_21 I am looking for something to use for paddle drills solo at home. Has anyone used this and have any reviews? Is there something out there that is better?
  28. Laurentkd

    Attracted to the teacher?

    Yup. I bet I have seen about half a dozen relationship begin between students. All of them ended poorly and in every case either one or both people quit martial arts. It changes the dynamic. It very likely will be a hard road to go down, so just really make sure it is worth it to you.
  29. Laurentkd

    Attracted to the teacher?

    How you act is ultimately up to you, but know that by acting on it will change the environment of the school and your role in it, regardless the outcome. As a female instructor myself, I will tell you right now that I will never date a student. Like JKS and Arch have both mentioned lately, when...
  30. Laurentkd

    The Hapkido Bible by Dr. He-Young Kimm

    Probably too late now, but I would still like to hear your opinions of the book(s)
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