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I have questions. Lots of unanswered questions.


Jul
21
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
Not to be rude, but I honestly don't care what the correct word is. I'm going with a very bland and general start for my family. I want them to understand basic concepts. They can hammer out the correct words and phrases once they are old enough (and/or we have enough money) to get them into martial arts that they prefer. Each 'style' has a bajillion phrases, grammatical contexts, language-specific, etc.s that I just don't care about. I want my family to have a good idea of what to do if they feel threatened. That's all I want for starters... the dojo vs dojang we can discuss later.
Jul
11
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
@aleks1217 that is another GREAT example of what I was looking for. Charyot and joonbi were those pieces I haven't had to use in decades, but I could remember something was missing. Enough that I didn't want to start teaching ANYTHING because I felt I was missing important stuff. Thanks!
Jul
10
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Jul
10
accepted What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
3
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
Ah kewl. I swear I get a topic closed every other day for being too vague or off-topic and it makes me crazy. We need a stackexchange for back and forths... and rambling discussions... I suppose facebook serves that purpose rather well, but the searchability, wikipedia-esqueness of stackexchange makes using it the best.
Jul
3
revised What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
clarification to avoid off-topic questions.
Jul
3
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
Stackexchange shuts down and closes topics that are off-topic and as it stands now my topic is dead on, straightforward, easily answered and should be fine as it stands. So to all future commenters, if you don't want to answer the question please feel free to move on to another question! Have a great day.
Jul
3
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
I'm trying to avoid getting this topic shut down as it deserves a place, especially in this topic. But to answer your question, I can't afford to enroll them and would like a good reason to start practicing myself. I made it to blue, served in the marines and continued martial training, but got a desk/IT job and now 20 years later am out of shape. I sincerely doubt I could introduce enough problems from bad training on "how to hold the hand" or "stand this way for this stance" so my concerns are not in this range. I just would like a list of what the basics are rather than covering everything.
Jul
3
comment What are the starting points for learning Tae Kwon Do?
I get the constructive criticism. Understood. But the problem is stackexchange isn't the place for discussions and back-and-forths about personal topics. I was trying to keep a clean and simple post asking a simple and straightforward question that would be easy to answer.
Jul
3
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