- May 27, 2008
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- Olney, Maryland
The big question for me, not being familiar with the MDK curriculum that you teach, is how different in execution is it from KKW taekwondo?Glenn brought up an interesting point in another thread today, suggesting to keep arts completely separate when teaching and training. I am curious whether there are any MTer's here that come from the older era curricula that also practice Kukki TKD. Do you keep them completely separate? Do you integrate?
I can see value in keeping them completely separate, but I'm curious if anyone here teaches both the older curriculum and modern KKW TKD and how they do so.
In other words, if common techniques, such as stances, kicks, and hand techniques, are performed in the same manner, I'm not sure that you would need to separate them. You'd definitely have more forms, but from what I've seen there are karate ryu that have more forms than KKW TKD already, and some KKW schools that teach both Palgwe and Taegeuk pumse, which essentially doubles the geub level forms.
It is your school, not the school down the road, and having both in one curriculum would be something that makes your school different from the one down the road. It also maintains a visible link to your school's kwan roots.