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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:29 pm

Almost makes me wish I stuck with TKD.
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I take note of the almost. :D

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jax on Thu May 18, 2006 6:28 pm

I have learned alot more then people think

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TKD is pretty f'ing great, if I do say so myself. I feel like I took it for ages, but I'm pretty intermediate when it comes down to rankings, and even in that subset I am on the lower end of the in-shape spectrum.

But you're right, Jax, TKD teaches much more than just cool forms & awesome power. It really does teach discipline, like any other martial art from what I've seen.
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I took it as a child and now still benefit from it. My muscle structure is more dense, my body is flexible, and my mind is sharp. Mind over matter has been something in my life since a small boy. I mean it is overall a great way to discipline your child.(or yourself)

When I had to quit I was a belt away from black and, well, that part is history.
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Now I'm curious, though: Why did you stop just shy of a black belt?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jadeling Hawkins on Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:29 pm

People stop for various reasons, some people stop when they're third dahns with no real explanation, some people don't have enough time between school and work, etc. etc.
I haven't been able to go to classes for a while now, due to school and *mostly* work, but still love the sport and practice strikes and stuff when I can :) TKD is awesome...I'll leave it at that.
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I almost wish I had the motivation to keep going by myself, you know? Not like, progress, but at least freshen up what I know. But I'm beginning to forget things! :(

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We need to form our own dojo guys. It'll be awesome. We could design our own mons and stuff. Then we could beat the crap out of each other RPGateway style

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I agree, Metus. We should form our own mobile squad of roleplaying TKD ninjas and take over the world. Or at least a very large city, that would be cool, too.

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Holy shit, do you guys want to do a dojo RP? With sparring and forms and all sorts of other dojo events (drama?) that we can incorporate? Perhaps 'rival schools' style with competing dojos in different martial arts?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Raul on Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:38 pm

I took Taekwondo for twelve years, stopping at the age of seventeen when I hit college with my second degree black belt. Now when I look back at it, I find it's just somewhere in the middle.

The forms are solid, the kicks are more than solid, the grapples are so weak you couldn't out muscle your grandmother.

As far as teaching discipline goes, taekwondo does surprisingly well, though really, any and all martial arts teach some amount of discipline.

The only thing that really goes for taekwondo are the kicks, they're the only thing of any use in a self defense situation, and in a spar I can't say that kicking someone in the gut helped me any when he tucked inside and started throwing me around.

(Wasn't another taekwondo student, by the way, I believe he has taken ten years of krav maga.)
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Taekwondo, in its current form, is no longer a martial art: it's a sport. As such - the training regiment usually associated with it is great, and the kicking technique you can learn from it will vastly benefit you in the future. However, the value as a martial art is minimal, and the skills you learn in Taekwondo will not directly translate into fighting prowess.

If you want to touch up on kicking skills that translate into fighting prowess, I recommend Kyokushin karate.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby sketchy on Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:53 pm

i took TKD all the way thru black belt (1st) but then it got too expensive...ugh
now, for the past 6 months, i've been taking Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and a Mixed martial arts class. Dang, starting from white belt again is a pain!

I like the idea of a dojo rp
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Sashay on Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:03 pm

I've been doing Tae Kwan Do for almost three years now, off and on. I'm stuck in the middle, so to speak, becuase of switching schools as much as I have (going from high school to two different colleges). Now I'm in a town that doesn't have any actual Tae Kwan Do schools outside of a club at college. I've enjoyed it the entire time I've taken it, and it's helped me a lot. Now, though, because of it only being a club thing, I've also been taking classes at another school since November (off and on as school schedule permits). I've been learning weapons and grappling and most everything except the kicks we did in Taw Kwan Do, and I'm constantly having to relearn things, but still. I've enjoyed TKD and I always will. I just wish I could continue. (Depending on the belt system, I'm a Purple/High Green/Glorified Yellow Belt. >.> It's a LONG story, but yeah. So, right in the middle.)

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Alphadean on Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:23 am

As a lover, practioner (for more than 30 years) of Martial Arts, and also a holder of 1st dgree black belt in TKD, I can honestly say most of your comments are spot on. Its interesting also, I started Martial Arts a few years before I got into gaming and the two meshed so easily. Martial Arts taught me discipline and gaming helped with self expression. But allow me to get back TKD. TKD under the ITF banner is extremely progressive and evolutionary in its nature. Since I started training in the system I've seen change and grow. Most people look upon it as a sport and not an art form in the traditional sense of Martial Arts. Trust me that is a huge misconception. I've spent my life studying various arts and if you fnd the right instructor you'll be pleastly surprised at what TKD has to offer.
If the instructor you have is worth anything he/she will teach the sport aspect secondary and teach the body conditioning and self defense as primary. TKD is incomplete until you add the grappling techniques of Hopkido. When coupled together, you have devastating strikes and great grappling all rolled into one. This make for a formidible combination.

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