- Nov 14, 2013
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The school I recently left had a lot of weird stuff because of the way they do things. For example, the only times they train punches are:Hi Earl, Yes, I think you posted that one before....and it's one thing I don't like about TKID schools. They are often close minded.
Example: since you are ITF as I recall..... I am an older slower guy and I was sparring a younger female master in the WT-style school. I wasn't about to use power to "win" and be a jerk. But nevertheless, she said dismissively, "I can see everything you are doing. You are telegraphing."
So I went into my memory banks to think of something unusual, and landed a twist kick to the body. Her comment was "that's not a kick". Nevertheless, the other youth black belts asked what it was and I explained it was a twist kick, more common in ITF TKD than WT TKD.
- Horse stance punches as a warmup
- Whenever a punch comes up in forms
- At the advanced level, using a punch as a counter-attack to your opponent's kick
I refrained from punching for the rest of the day. They do have a lot of weird rules at this school (for example, both fighters can't have a knee up at the same time, to avoid knocking knees), so I figured this may be another weird rule. Afterwards asked one of the Masters, she said he was just confused because of the way they taught counterattacks.