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First and foremost, you should look after #1 - which is you. You are only bound to a particular school/gym for as long as the relationship is mutually beneficial. As a black belt you need to consider whether: your new immediate senior has anything to teach you why you're at that particular gym do you want to spend the time and effort to "get the ...


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Nope, you have no obligation, legal or otherwise, to stay where you are. Go and do whatever you want. Go join another school. Be happy. Explore. Life is too short. I don't even know how old you are, but I can tell you that when you get to be a certain age, attending college, having relationships, starting a family, starting a career, etc. takes over your ...


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I ended up taking over the Taekwondo club I was training at after our instructor wanted to dissolve it so he can go join an MMA club. I told him he didn't need to do it because I'd like to step up. I was a red/black tip at that point, but until the previous year I had been training at the headquarters of TKD South Africa, so I basically knew the entire ...


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First and foremost, I would bring it up with your new instructor. Do it in an assertive way, making sure she understands that you are not criticising her but looking for a way to help her teach you. Do not talk during a session but afterwards in the pub/bar/coffee shop. She might be scared of teaching (since you say that she has not done it before) so a lot ...


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I had a similar situation couple of years back. Long story short, I am glad that I decided to stay. I would say its not really about the Style or instructor, but definitely about the art and how passionate you are for it. I would encourage you to continue to participate and train with the people there, getting to know each and everyone, both new and ...



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