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Tae Kwon Do: Sam Dan


Feb
17
comment Are students with disabilities tested differently?
This is another wiki question. All answers will be subjective.
Feb
17
comment What martial art should I start with?
@Tomas, thanks. I was trying to be brief without being rude. I succeeded in at least one of those two. ;-)
Feb
16
comment What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
This is a wiki question: there is no yes / no answer. Every "answer" is going to be completely subjective.
Feb
14
awarded  Editor
Feb
14
revised What martial art should I start with?
Terrible grammar
Feb
13
answered How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
Feb
13
answered What martial art should I start with?
Feb
10
comment Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
@KeithNicholas, I'm going to have to agree.
Feb
10
answered Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
Feb
7
answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Feb
6
comment Exercises to improve balance when kicking
@RubenTavernier, I'm not saying that you should be up on your tiptoes. I'm saying that when you rotate your bottom foot (e.g., for side kick, my bottom heel needs to end up pointed towards the target), I should rotate on the ball of that foot, not the heel. For true power, my bottom heel may end up resting lightly on the mat but the strength of the foot for balance is near the toes.
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@Trevoke, okay, then at what point did a club cease to be a blunt instrument of no interest and become a Bo staff or equivalent?
Feb
5
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
@Trevoke, unless the terms are defined well, this question is just a little too loose. For example, I could say "blunt instrument bashing" or "archery" and you'd have a hard time arguing that anything else is "older."
Feb
4
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Feb
4
comment What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
I don't think this question is answerable. "Documented", "Eastern" and "Martial Art" would all have to be carefully defined. For example, does a club count?
Feb
3
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Feb
3
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Feb
3
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
edited tags
Feb
3
awarded  Tag Editor
Feb
3
revised tae-kwon-do wiki excerpt
Added the synopsis from wikipedia