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  1. Well, obviously you can't test certain moves...

    Well, obviously you can't test certain moves without people getting hurt. However, this is by no means proof or anything, but I hear a lot about martial artists who say they know there MA skill saved...
  2. I study tae kwon do, but we do not focus on the...

    I study tae kwon do, but we do not focus on the sport. When sparring, there is no point system, no trophy or prize other than learning the martial arts. While I know that the sport aspect of TKD is...
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    Actually, when we spar, we use the same stances...

    Actually, when we spar, we use the same stances but indeed more relaxed and natural. The punches are not rigid and are proper. We relax our arms and throw out fast jabs and tense at the last moment,...
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    "Tae kwon do sucks" "Tae kwon do is all...

    "Tae kwon do sucks"

    "Tae kwon do is all kicking"

    ::runs away in fear of getting killed by everyone who says that::
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    Multiple opponent sparring is a lot of fun and is...

    Multiple opponent sparring is a lot of fun and is required training in our curriculum at higher levels. The first time I sparred more than one opponent I would just go crazy throwing stuff every...
  6. I have a huge family (aunts, uncles, cousins,...

    I have a huge family (aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews) and it's great because they all appreciate the martial arts. I have a cousin and uncle in kickboxing and another cousin who taught TKD....
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    Great topic. I have never given uniforms or...

    Great topic. I have never given uniforms or belt/sash ranks much of a thought. I do know that people egos can be boosted when they are wearing a higher color uniform or belt/sash. However, such...
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    BTW, you are saying someone is insecure when you...

    BTW, you are saying someone is insecure when you are the one who is saying how much better you are. It sounds like you are the one that's insecure.
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    Heh, I was going to say something back to him but...

    Heh, I was going to say something back to him but everyone's already done a better job than what I could have come up with, so all have to say is, "Yeah! What they said!".
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    I really like knife hands. For blocking,...

    I really like knife hands. For blocking, striking, grabbing they are very good and I use them quite a bit.
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    The word for kung fu forms

    I am doing a paper on the martial arts and I was wondering what the Chinese word for forms or patterns is. I appreciate it.
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    I respect your opinion, but I still don't believe...

    I respect your opinion, but I still don't believe you (anyone) should judge the entire art, as it is taught today, by generalizing based on some bad schools. I completely agree that there are too...
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    I'm not sure how you don't understand this. ...

    I'm not sure how you don't understand this.

    First of all, who said tae kwon do must incorporate other arts to offer something? If you take pure tae kwon do you will be practicing a striking art...
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    No problem, and no offense taken.

    No problem, and no offense taken.
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    Man, Jon. You're really motivated. That's great....

    Man, Jon. You're really motivated. That's great. I'm still in school right now but whenever I get a week or two week holiday or better yet, summer, I do the over time thing with tae kwon do. Two...
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    My post was getting pretty off topic as well and...

    My post was getting pretty off topic as well and I think that's why Black Jack asked about not wanting a weapon, because I was the one that said that. Just to clarify, it isn't that I want to hinder...
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    I practice the martial arts and have been in a...

    I practice the martial arts and have been in a wheelchair sense birth. I train in tae kwon do and have trained in shotokan with no problem. Adjustments can be made and just because a form has kicks...
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    Tae kwon do, AS IT IS TAUGHT IN MANY PLACES, has...

    Tae kwon do, AS IT IS TAUGHT IN MANY PLACES, has problems, but let us not generalize every school by saying things that we don't know are true.

    Tae kwon do as a traditional martial art. The...
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    You can't blame people for simply not knowing...

    You can't blame people for simply not knowing about the different martial arts. The lady having a ciggarette was probably a nice woman who took karate once herself. Sure they call kung fu karate and...
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    You guys have really turned this into a good...

    You guys have really turned this into a good topic. Nice job.
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    The technique I mentioned earlier is not just a...

    The technique I mentioned earlier is not just a fist for a punch. Part of your knuckle of the index finger juts out and is supported by your thumb and other fingers. You use this very small striking...
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    Yeah, I didn't know it was an entire style...

    Yeah, I didn't know it was an entire style either. I thought the phoenix eye (though we don't call it that in TKD) is just a hand formation where you make a fist with the index finger knuckle...
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    You know? When you started saying all that I was...

    You know? When you started saying all that I was giving you the benefit of a doubt and I assumed you did not mean my school but rather all the other McDojos that are out there. But as soon as you...
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    Woah now, ED. You can just take your little...

    Woah now, ED. You can just take your little assumptions about my school right back from wherever you got them from.

    What you just described is not my school at all. The stripes on our belts are...
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    If he has a huge school because he has a lot of...

    If he has a huge school because he has a lot of students that is one thing, but to take advantage of the martial arts by sucking in profits, that's what I really don't like.

    But I don't see...
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