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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Aug 26 at 17:08

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!)


Feb
22
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
They do put a huge focus on that 'sine wave' body movement, yes. Very ITF specific, I think. That guy won patterns in Scotland and the UK for a number of years.
Feb
22
comment Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks
Awesome bout @BobCross - thanks for the link. Will have to show it to my kids. As an aside - did you see the pattern videos I popped up on our local TKD website? tkdbroxburn.co.uk/patterns.html (that isn't me in the videos, by the way :-)
Feb
22
answered How to overcome fear to jump?
Feb
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awarded  Beta
Feb
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
16
comment What benefits (if any) are there when listening to music while practicing? And does it depend on the style?
this effectively looks to be a dupe of martialarts.stackexchange.com/q/425/57
Feb
4
comment What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art?
(side topic - my daughter, at 4 years old, on the podium winning a gold after beating all the boys in a county competition, had the biggest grin I have ever seen. Kids love competition.)
Feb
4
answered What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art?
Feb
2
accepted I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
Feb
2
comment I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
Sadly, no - have tried many things over the years. The problem is the bones just don't allow my toes to move up or down more than a couple of millimetres. Not sure whether it was caused by all the running I did when younger - can't remember what they were like before that.
Feb
2
asked I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
Feb
1
awarded  Scholar
Feb
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accepted What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
Feb
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awarded  Critic
Feb
1
answered Is aikido a good addition to Karate? Or shoud I go for jiu-jitsu?
Feb
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Student
Feb
1
answered What's the best way to sew badges onto a uniform so they don't come off?
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31
awarded  Autobiographer