Taekwondo

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16 May 2007 16:23 #2194 by War Beauty
Taekwondo was created by War Beauty
this martail art gets a bad rap for no reason....

Taekwondo originated in Korea during it's occupation by Japan. It's is known for it's amazing kicks and lightening speed accuracy. It is my personal art, and it's what drew me closer to jediism.

TKD is beatiful.it's powerful, dangerous and fast. Laugh if you must at us, but never fight us unless you feel prepared. Many claim it is a point sport, not ment for killing. This is true of it's commercial side. But i study TKD at it's roots, the original, untamed rough beatiful art. As i train to rank higher and higher, i draw closer to harmony with nature and with the force. Perfecting my technique and capturing the beauty that is Taekwondo, my mind, my body and my spirit become one...they become balanced. This is what we strive for in TKD, perfect harmony of mind body and soul.

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16 May 2007 17:01 #2195 by Dhagon Krayt
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I used to take TKD, its pretty cool. Not as flamboyant as some martial arts, but could definately be usefull, especially in self defense. Some of the forms, are quite beautifull, but I haven't seen a lot of forms from other martial arts to compare them to. I say if it helps you on your path, and you find enjoyment in it, don't worry about what others might think, do it anyways.

DK

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16 May 2007 17:06 #2196 by Twsoundsoff
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ahhhhhh, TKD. This is my martial art of choice. I have a great many documents regarding its history and development as wel as its practice and techniques. Will begin posting them for everyones enjoyment. thank you for this topic Perris and MTFBWYA

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16 May 2007 17:50 #2201 by Garm
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TKD is a wonderful Style, I always admired the people who practiced it, expecally when I met them on the mat, extreamly hard to defeat those kicks...been on the wrong end at many a compitition. lol
Wish I could covert but I'm afraid that at my age and my body style (buddha) it just wouldn't work. If I was starting over TKD would the way to go.

Lenny O.C.P.

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16 May 2007 19:21 #2207 by War Beauty
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nonsense Lenny! anyone of all ages can begin TKD. I've seen MANY people like you and older do very well in this art.

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17 May 2007 04:49 #2229 by Justice
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I was fortunate enough to have a Korean Grand Master as my instructor when I first started TKD. He was very formal in everything he did. All commands and counts were kept in Korea and was actually one of your first lessons. We were only allowed to wear the traditional \"gi\" as well, none of those high speed \"V\" neck uniforms they have out. As for an art, I love it. As for a sport, I loved it. Lenny, Perris is right, you are far from too anything to start TKD.

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17 May 2007 14:37 #2234 by War Beauty
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what was his name?

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17 May 2007 14:43 #2236 by War Beauty
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and so people don't get TKD confused...

our gi is called a Dobak
Dojo is Dojang
master is Quanjanim
so if those terms ever apear...you now know what they are referring to! lol.

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07 Jun 2007 07:28 #3008 by Serric
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All right, you all talked me into it. I am going to get back into Tae Kwon Do, at least while I'm down here on the border. There is a new place that opened up just down the street from the hotel. I am going there today after work. Watch out at the next tournament Perris, Cobra Kai!

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07 Jun 2007 18:12 #3032 by Justice
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Perris, his name is Grand Master Young Seon So. Not sure is I spelled the \"So\" part correctly.

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