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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
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Have learned a bit of various martial arts (Judo, Shotokan and Shukokai Karate and Kuk Sool Won) but now mostly live vicariously through my kids who are 3rd and 5th kup Tae-Kwondo practitioners.

I'll never be competitive, but I enjoy martial arts for their discipline, fitness and self control.

I look after the Broxburn Tae-Kwondo website for Miss Redmond (IV degree) which includes some excellent pattern videos (not by me, I hasten to add - I just held the camera!)


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Sep
27
comment When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?
In the UK we had people like Kendo Nagasaki, Sasuke, The Midnight Rider and many others. Back in the 1800's in Paris there was 'The Masked Wrestler' It's been around for ages. Not just in the US.
Jun
19
awarded  Popular Question
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Mar
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answered How do I determine which pieces of wood I can safely attempt to break with my fist?
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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answered What to look for in a training/mock gun?
Jun
13
comment What martial arts cultural remedies are there to avoid and relieve soreness?
Astonishing what Eddie managed to do, considering he had never run a marathon before. I am in awe of that achievement.
Jun
6
answered Judo mats: any certification? what characteristics should one look for?
May
29
answered How does one better execute kick then punch combos when the legs are significantly longer than the arms?
Apr
26
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
And for countries such as the UK - it isn't going to happen. We have to visit the US when we want to play with guns :-)
Apr
18
revised How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
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Apr
17
answered How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
Mar
11
comment Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
Anecdotally - every gym /dojo I have ever trained in works with light cardio first, then stretching before getting onto the serious business of training.
Mar
10
awarded  Editor
Mar
10
revised How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
spelling and grammar
Mar
10
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Mar
8
comment What are the philosophical differences between the TKD Kwan?
Have a look at the answers on my question or not entirely unrelated info: martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/56/57
Mar
5
answered Are there alternate versions of the ITF Taekwondo pattern Yulgok?
Feb
27
answered How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?