Karate And Taekwondo

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Karate And Taekwondo

Karate And Taekwondo Sun Dec 03 2017 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Whilst reading the interview on the back cover of Time Magazine, I had this brilliant idea to do a blog post if an interview of myself - yeah, written by myself! LOL. But then I thought anyone who knew what was going on would see right through that p
Bruce Lee trains with Jhoon Rhee. GM Jhoon Rhee brought Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo to the US in 1956. Jhoon Rhee's first black belt was Allen Steen. GM Allen Steen trained GM Keith Yates. Keith Yates trained Bryan Robbins, my teacher. Given I also know
2011, in kick starting IAOMAS back up in Western Australia, one of my ideas was to realise a National IAOMAS Conference. It was a brash and barefaced goal - for who am I really? I run the smallest garage dojang, and for many years I stayed clear of a
His lanky 6' tall frame hurtled to the lightweight foldable chairs, his arm held fast in a vice grip. His eyes were transfixed, the look on his face somewhere between a cheeky smile and a grimace of shock you'd get before you know something was about
Toughness, Emotional Connection, and Male Depression published August 8 2017 was an article inspired by a local radio program Heidi, Will, and Woody. There was candour in this episode, and some raw emotions. And in a bid to increase public awareness,
(Almost) always switched on.Qi - the life force which is fundamental to Traditional Chinese Medicine, studied for over two thousand years, which is described by the Yin and Yang symbol, and which is most apparent in the early morning octogenarian act
I practice a version of Taekwondo that was exported out of Korea in the mid '50s.That is, exported out of Korea before the formation of the ITF and WTF. Our patterns are done in long stances, we stress an equal emphasis on feet and hand strikes, and
Sensei Johannes Regell, Kissaki-Kai, SwedenI don't know Johannes.I just happened on some of his videos on FaceBook group Passai/Patsai/Bassai Dai-Sho. What I like about this sensei and what he has produced - is the passion he exudes, and the quality
I knew this one fraud in the martial arts who happens to be a highly intelligent martial artist. No, he doesn't practice Traditional Taekwondo. And no, he doesn't live in Perth, Western Australia.Let the word 'intelligent' sink in a little.Yes, you h
To be sure, I'm not really criticising the low block - I'm criticising my video 'Using Taekwondo's Down Block as Limb Destruction'. I'm also criticising the lack of negative feedback as people lap up what could be a poor approach to developing self d
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JDK Instructors during cool downs led by Sifu Vincent Cordeiro at IAOMAS Masters Feb 2017No video snippets on YouTube is presented with full context. So any video is open to criticism.Saying that, when I forwarded a clip from a RBSD self defence semi
Xu Xiaodong a Chinese MMA fighter recently knocked out a Taichi Master and went viral for issuing a challenge to other traditional stylists whom he claimed were 'frauds' has sparked other 'style v style' fights. This particular one seemed to have occ
The Tenets, Nijukun, and various other martial precepts call for self control of all who walk the path. Self-control seems to be a core theme for those trained to inflict violence on others.What is the relevance of such self-control in this day and a
This isn't a Seagal-is-a-hack post. He's strange, but that's another story.This post is about applications.There are hard style martial art instructors (including Taekwondo instructors) out there right now scrambling to come up with 'applications' fo
The following video shows me setting up my assistant instructor Mr Holder to receive impact. It's a demonstration to show how the arms come together in order to stop an oncoming strike. That's me holding the strike mitts and hitting his arms.The fold
Taekwondo began in a roiling mess.Framed by World War II and the Korean Civil War, Taekwondos beginning was marked by famine, civil unrest, and political jostling. It was a World away from ours and it had just seen the back of a 35-year Japanese colo
Q. Unarmed combat versus terrorism? How do you establish relevancy in a post 9/11 world?Back street's back. Better rock your body. JDK starts off one training season without the uniforms to look at blunt edge impact tools. These are the days before w
The Impetus for Sharing Training VideoThe garage sets the scene, and the quality is gritty at best. But you're welcomed into a private training session, and the 'cheap and cheery' tone keeps it feeling 'real'. This is the Joong Do Kwan Video Training
"Don't Practice Until You Get it Right. Practice Until You Can't Get it Wrong." reads a poster my daughter left on the bench.There are tons of inspirational messages on the web. Posters I've seen decorating people's houses. All of them extol some pos
I train Traditional Taekwondo in a small garage in Perth, Western Australia. When I say 'Taekwondo' I really mean I continue an 'American Karate' lineage, which was what I was eventually told I was learning when I first started in the US.Between 1993
Are you bullied at school? Feeling depressed and feel like there's no one to turn to? Experiencing domestic violence? Demeaned? Ridiculed? Isolated?If you like, we can ignore all of that when you train at JDK. Not so much ignoring your suffering, but
Who reads the preambles that I write for these YouTube videos? I hope people do.The above video shows a front kick counter. The preamble goes something like thisPublished on Jun 23, 2017 Dosan. If anything sticks out from this form, it shoul
How old can a child start martial arts?My son aged just under 3 years old tries on his first martial arts uniform while I look on - not really knowing what to do.There are countries - I'm thinking China, Korea, and Japan - which start children in mar
The takeaway from this experiment is efficiency - doing more work with equal force. Not "about speed."The capoeira kick transferred more body mass into the striking tool in comparison to the TKD kick. Isn't that what martial arts is supposed to be? T
Everyone does the same thing. Every trains equally as hard. You only challenge yourself every time you come. Lose control and people get hurt - so you have to have the wherewithal to concentrate and always be present. This is the  developmen
The background to this story is some weird illness I experienced in 2004 which resulted in hip inflammation so bad I could hardly walk up stairs with my right leg. At the time we were trying to launch our little martial arts school in Perth - and any
Your parent gives you advice, offers their life coaching services, or their parental wisdom - but you don't know where that advice is coming from. You may not be totally against chores even though they're a drag, it's just that you don't really want
This was not one of the kicks that was taught to me.Meaning there were a slew of kicks I was drilled in as a coloured belt and a young black belt, and then there were leg movements in the patterns that didn't see much light of day except for when we
The entry for kime in Wikipedia refers to "instantaneous tensing at the correct moment during a technique." This is a physical or biomechanical definition of the English term 'focus', in comparison to what you may think of focus to mean 'concentratio
A 'tenet' is a doctrine or principle - ideas that can guide behaviour and action. The calligraphy however, indicates that these are not just a list of items to follow but they are Taekwondo's '' (Jngshn) or the spirit of Taekwondo.Spirit is used syno
One of my students commented today that the side kick done in the air - for instance, during the form - differs from the side kick done on the bag. The one in the air requires you to balance on that support leg, whereas when you're striking the bag,
Taekwondo Pattern Hwarang Vertical Knifehand Step 6 to 7 is used as Tactical Body Movement to cave out the midsection of your body - shifting it so that it reduces the impact from an oncoming kick or strike or weapon attack. The elbow stretched forwa
Dojang - the place where we practice 'the way'. Colin Wee adopts the opening salutation from Sip Soo or Jitte, an Okinawan pattern from around the 18th century. In the background are cleaning implements hanging up on the wall of his garage d
Quite a number of years ago now, I remember being in a Wing Chun class, and getting increasingly annoyed by the teacher. Every time he'd see me - and he knew I was a practitioner because of my knuckles, he'd be saying some demeaning stuff about hard
In this video, Colin Wee leads a typical lesson discussing Do-san's open palm trap and vertical spearhand. This is not just one application, but a continuation from a series of lessons which explore the technique. Note that the technique is
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