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2nd Dan ITF Taekwon-do Instructor. I have trained 3-5 times a week since 2005 and moved to an ITF-based school in 2009. I tend to be a technician and have been focused on ITF technical theory since 2010. I own a copy of the 1995 Condensed and 2008 15 Volume ITF Encyclopaedia and have authored my own reference guide on ITF Patterns.

I also train in Ninjitsu and attend other martial arts classes and seminars to hone my self defence skillset as well as glean insights, knowledge and techniques to help my students develop effective self defensive strategies and Taekwon-do skills.


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comment Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
I've been meaning to post it in my reply for a while now, but the way StackExchange does the posts, it'll take me a while to get the images inline. Where as if I could just copy and paste from the Wordpress... I'll get it post here, eventually!
May
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answered Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
May
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comment Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
It may be something akin to button sides, which would explain the difference in death: primermagazine.com/2010/field-manual/… "Mens’ buttons are on the right side because men have always tended to dress themselves and most men (and women, for that matter) are right-handed. Womens’ buttons are on the left side because years ago (say, during the Victorian Era), the women that could afford fancy clothing with a bunch of buttons would rely on maids to help dress them."
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comment Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
@slugster: THAT is funny (and so very true)!
Jan
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asked Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
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answered Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
Nov
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answered Advancement Speed in Taekwondo
Jun
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revised Are there alternate versions of the ITF Taekwondo pattern Yulgok?
Relinked to working copy of Blue Book
Jun
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revised How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
Added games from crosspost
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answered Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Jun
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answered Any way to repair a Jo that has become warped?
Jun
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comment How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
No worries =) As to the low block, it's a TKD low block, so it was "proper", but yea... metacarpal < tibia! BUT my sparing partner did say "ouch, that was a heck of an elbow", so I took that as a big compliment!
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Jun
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revised How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
fixed up description of Protect...
Jun
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revised How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
Added another point re: respect
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comment How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
This is a more traditional approach, and it has its merits. But I find that swallowing my pride a little bit and employing a few tricks can get even the disengaged students involved most of the time. See my answer below for more details. Definitely agree with "Show them respect, be friendly, but don't be a friend" though!