Sir, with all due respect I have to say, you do not fully understand Poomsae competition.Not sure about Poomsae. It is more of a subjective competition, and not much for a coach to coach when competing. However for sparring I keep saying, let the fighters choose who they want to coach them. The fighters know who they are comfortable with. There is more to coaching than just seeing techniques. The mindset of a fighter is just a coachable and knowing how to handle that mindset can be a tricky thing. .
This is the case for almost all our athletes in all amature sports....As for the question, why other countries did better than the US. Well, let me tell you a piece of knowlege that we found out. The Vietnam, Phillipine, Malasia, Korean, Chinese Teams trained 6 - 7 hours each day in Poomsae. Poomsae is their career/life and they eat, sleep and train Poomsae. Also, to some country, when an athlete win a Gold medal, they get XX dollars from their NGB. The US athletes has their own career and families to think about. Poomsae training is secondary and can be squeezed in between errand, homeworks, after work, family..etc...
This is the case for almost all our athletes in all amature sports.
I thought I started my statement out with "I'm not sure about Poomsae", then just stated something about it being subjective?Sir, with all due respect I have to say, you do not fully understand Poomsae competition.
There is a whole bunch of things for a coach to do to prep an athlete hours, minutes, and in between each Poomsae.
What do you mean "No"? You just stated exactly what I quoted my statment againts. We just said the same thing.ah, no. Only on the amateur level. When you go international that won't cut it. Never has.
That's why all the top athletes were in their country's armies, or had a cushy job at a main sponsor.
Also they can generally expect to get their governmental body's support. not mushroom treatment.
I know it is a matter of pride for the US that they don't support their athletes via government like the rest of the world, but in reality you can't mix it up in the elite while having a real life.
A lady once told me how she had to make all life around her all about her when she was actively competing in bodybuilding. She didn't go past regional success (no steroids) but there was not much room for anything else.
What do you mean "No"? You just stated exactly what I quoted my statment againts. We just said the same thing.
You can import a lot of different learning ideas. Depending on the age group you could teach work ethics and goal setting techniques as part of your forms development. A camp/seminar should teach drills to improve your form, tips and tricks from the top forms people. Conditioning regiments that is specifically geared towards form development. Naturally you should run the form repeatedly & correctly (<-key word) in order build up the muscle memory for competition.Ok, so lets say hypothetically, there is a Poomsae Developement camp from USAT, what would you like to learn from the camp?
Also, why wait for USAT to sponsor one? Anyone can sponsor one. If you know me, I don't wait for any man, or organization to develope me. I will wait forever. i just do it.
I mentioned something last year that If USAT would require or ask state associations to have National Poomsae team members conduct a few seminars in thier states backed and publicized by USAT ether before states and nationals the fees paid would more the offset must of the travel expenses for team members. Just an idea.
Well, I know the my state's President, the refereee chairman and the advisor. I am sure I can put something together and they will support me. No penny will goes to USAT for sure.
Also, I will probably organized a group to go to the 2012 European Master Games, then there is 2012 Canada Open in Toronto. We can do this without the involvement of USAT. As I said, I am not waiting for any organization to sponsor because that will be a long time away.