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Jan
15
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
@SteveWeigand Yes, it's higher risk. However, it's not ineffective. Where most people go wrong is they don't set up/disguise the kick, they just throw it. Fast techniques (jabs, front leg snap kicks, etc) don't need much in the way of prep/disguise. The slower and more involved you get, the better you need to set it up. There are numerous videos through the years of professional fighters quite successfully using spinning kicks in fights. The percentage of success only goes up against the massively untrained general public.
Jan
6
comment Can i do judo or jiu-jitsu even if I have braces?
Three people agree that it's a bad question, but only one VTC?
Jan
6
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
A point of terminology - Typically, a "spin" kick is one in which you end up back in the same stance you started. So if you start right foot back, you will end up in the same place, same stance. A reverse kick is one where you advance a stance length, as you don't replace the kicking foot behind you, but place it in front. As far as efficacy, they all can be effective when done properly, it's more a choice of space and application than anything. Some reverse and spin kicks in TKD target in a linear fashion, some target in a circular fashion.
Jan
6
comment JKD spin kick vs. Taekwondo spin kick
@SteveWeigand - Depends on the kick. Heel and Wheel spin kicks use straight legs.
Dec
17
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
Hardly an expansive, explanatory answer. Should be a comment unless you can flesh it out some.
Dec
15
comment Martial art without exam and secrets
If you have someone that teaches you and "holds back" because they think you might beat them someday, that person should not be an instructor. The primary goal for ANY instructor, and a great compliment to the instructor is when the student can outperform them.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
@KeithNicholas - The internet has different standards than most SE sites.
Dec
12
comment What is the name of this style of Karate (maybe?)?
I realize that it is tongue in cheek, but as evidenced, a martial arts beginner may not know that you are mocking the style.
Dec
11
comment What is the name of this Taekwondo black belt bo form?
Is it possible that the form is named different? The only "chumbi" form I found was an introductory one by Westerfield TKD club, but a few that suggested it was a misspelling of "choon be", or the ready command.
Dec
11
comment What is the name of this Taekwondo black belt bo form?
As Andy Jeffries states, Kukkiwon does not recognize any official weapons forms. ATA has 3 different jangh bong forms, short range, long range and windstaff. I know a WTF school locally that has two different staff forms, which is different than the WTF school I attended in Nevada.
Dec
10
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
Got it. And yes, a lot of federations allow Dan ranks to promote to a dan rank two below them. (3rd to 1st, 4th to 2nd, etc.), with high ranks (4+) needing a testing panel.
Dec
9
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
Ah, cheers! I missed that when I was reading through yesterday.
Dec
8
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
You talk about Dan rankings, they are not color belts. And you seem to treat the Kukkiwon as the sole arbiter of belts in TKD, which is far from the case.
Dec
8
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
You left out poom ranks, as well as that not all TKD associations recognize 4th dan as Master, some are higher.
Dec
8
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
I don't believe you have to be a 4th degree to conduct a colored belt test. You do (or have to bring in people) for dan testings, but I believe for colored belts you can be under 4th dan and still conduct the testing.
Dec
8
comment What are the belt colors of Tae Kwon Do in order?
@SeanDuggan - Some of it is marketing, but if you look at the meaning for each belt, it fits in. ATA compares the colored belt levels to the growth of a pine tree (Songahm, the ATA style, means pine tree and rock). Camouflage is the first level where light contact sparring (as opposed to one steps) is introduced, and the accompanying belt meaning is "The sapling is hidden among the taller pines and must new fight its way upward". Agreed, most belt colors are arbitrary anyway. The old adage about a black belt being a really dirty white belt doesn't account for orange, blue, purple, etc. :p
Dec
8
comment When are the new WTF competition rules going to happen?
+1. Add to this that WTF is not about to risk upsetting the powers that be in the Olympic committee. If you take away the Olympics, the WTF becomes just another martial art. There were already concerns about the number of knockouts/injuries in Olympic TKD bouts, I VERY much doubt that they would introduce higher levels of potential injury.
Dec
8
comment When are the new WTF competition rules going to happen?
While there are some talented martial artists on bullshido, take some of what they say/do with a grain of salt. Many there are of the opinion that if you don't sit on your opponent mashing his face into the pavement, your martial art isn't worth it.
Nov
25
comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
ATA. Some of our strikes do wrap as you mention, but the blocks aren't quite as emphasized as the picture you show (With an atrocious front stance btw), and many do chamber out in front. I started in Shotokan originally, and I had a much easier time adapting to arm/hand techniques than I did to stance differences.
Nov
25
comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
You can also consider that many styles teach overemphasized chambers to emphasize it, as many many students doesn't do things as far/tight/extended as they think they do.