I really enjoy doing TKD with my kids (especially my son, since we spar each other hard)
My daughter is doing High School and College, so...
Here are a few pictures:
On Feb 22 we passed our test for 1st Dan. :D
I use the Hollywood variation... (but his square knot looks a little different than mine?)
The best defense is... RUN!
(and bring a slower friend)
I still have nights where I mess up on holding pads - especially if my work day was mentally draining.
The first time I went, the Dobok was...
My son and I were next to each other in different lines kicking pads.
We both kicked high (probably axe kick) and both simultaneously landed
Our instructor often tells the younger ones "It's not a race".
I'm sure he would like me to go a little faster - and I'm starting to do a better...
I don't do TKD for self defense - I do it for fitness, and as a sport.
I'm not saying it would be useless for self defense, just self defense is...
For me, it works best to practice several each time (I need to know all 8 for my next test).
I started my review by doing two or three each day, a...
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Actually, now he tells me he'd prefer black :banghead:
I think that's my next step.
I'm looking for the lightweight aluminum nunchaku (the ones with
a chain and plastic inserts that whistle at high speed)
I need them in Green...
So if handing out belts promotes the art / sport, that makes it okay.
Sounds like McDojangism to me.
BTW, you don't have to do martial arts to...
I worry about people who take a self defense seminar and then think they can defend themselves.
One of my FB friends was convinced you could...
I love the way he explains why we do the uppercut slowly
("I don't know")
If you don't Practice, it's not TKD. ;)
If you don't sweat....
I found all of the forms written in .PDF form.
I copied them to word docs, and edited them to suit my thinking methods (e.g. stance first,
Memorization of poomses is tough as one ages.
I am at the place where I have to review (re-learn?) all 8 poomses to prepare for my
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