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Questions tagged [itf]

International Tae Kwon Do Federation

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ITF patterns- symbolism

Is there a significance in ITF-style patterns, to which foot moves first or the direction in which it moves? Most of the patterns begin by moving to the left at the start. Thank-you!
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How does martial arts philosophy consider suicide?

I was adviced to ask this as a separate question, and would suggest reading the related question and answers. Suicide has only in the past decade or so received the attention it deserves as a serious ...
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How do General Choi and his peers consider mental illness

I am a seasoned instructor of taekwon-do, and love working with all the kids; oftentimes I talk about the important things in life with them: How to handle life and all the odd balls it'll throw at ...
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Itf taekwon-do competition rules for patterns

Is it against competition rules for patterns, for say a green belt, to be entered into the yellow belt category, if they have have only been qualified for a few weeks? 1) Can an instructor use his ...
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Question about types of motion in ITF Taekwon-do

In ITF Taekwon-Do, what are the main differences between: Continuous motion Connecting motion
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Korean term for Side-piercing Kick

What is the correct Korean term for Side-piercing Kick? Iv'e seen: a) Yop Cha Jirugi b) Yop Chagi If I look at the above links souldn't it be: Yop Cha Jirugi Chagi?
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Double and Twin definitions

Could someone give me definitions for 1) Double (Doo) - eg. ?? 2) Twin (Sang) - eg. twin forearm block, Dangun In ITF Taekwon-Do? Note: I'm struggling to understand the difference, relating to a ...
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Any ITF Taekwon-Do Sine wave studies?

In the Taekwon-Do Theory of Power, it is explained that the sine wave motion is used to add body weight to the movement, and then generates more power. However, is there any evidence, viewed from ...
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Which ITF Taekwon-do organisation has most members

According to Wikipedia, there are currently 3 ITF Taekwon-do organisations: ITF - President Chang Ung ITF - President Pablo Trajtenberg ITF - President Choi Jung Hwa Does anyone know how many ...
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What is the “sine wave” substyle of ITF taekwondo and how did it originate?

Many ITF-based taekwondo practitioners come to notice a difference between different ITF-based organizations with some groups teaching a direct, forceful style and others teaching a more timed, ...
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“Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?

I train in Taekwon-do (1st Dan Instructor) and ninjutsu (Beginner) and I had an interesting insight/question arise from my ninjutsu Instructor (which is why I picked up the second art): In ninjutsu's ...
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Are there alternate versions of the ITF Taekwondo pattern Yulgok?

In ITF Taekwondo, movements 15, 16, 18, and 19 of Yulgok are hooking blocks, as far as I know. Recently, however, I've been practicing Taekwondo with people who learned in different dojos, and a ...