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About me: I am a Germany-based Austrian / American freelance developer with 15 years of experience. I am 41 years old, married to a lovely German wife and father of three kids. I hold a 5h degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon) and currently practice Shaolin Kungfu.

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Nov
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comment Taekwondo Block Bunkai Vs. Shotokan Block Bunkai
"TKD is a direct descendant of Shotokan Karate" is a simplification. Some of the Kwans practiced Shotokan, others different Karate styles, some were also influenced by chinese arts.
Dec
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comment History of Shotokan's Influence on Taekwondo
+1 For those more interested in the real history of TKD, read A Killing Art by Alex Gillis
Jun
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revised Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
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Feb
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answered What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing?
Feb
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comment What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
It's also known in Taekwondo: Ready stance a, b in traditional and Bo-Jumok in WTF
Feb
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Feb
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comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
No, it's not too long, but I'm still at work and just don't have the time I wish I had.
Feb
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comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
TL;DR, but +1 for "the best way to build up to doing a stance is to do the stance"
Feb
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answered I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
Feb
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comment How to improve speed and footwork?
A well-timed mid-level side kick can't be countered with a low kick anyway, if you've paid attention in Trigonometry. Unless your legs are much longer than the other guy's :-)