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Korean term for Side-piercing Kick

Both terms refer to the same kick; yop chagi is the short hand for yop cha jirugi. That's what I've been taught (and what I teach)! More Detail In the 15 volume TKD encyclopedia (written by ...
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Double and Twin definitions

Perhaps the criterion is to do with whether or not the arms swing into the block together from the same side of the body? Double forearm block (doo palmok makgi) has both arms swing around the hips ...
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Double and Twin definitions

A twin block is where the arms are apart (for instance, Sang Palmok Makgi, or Sang Songkal Makgi). A double block is where the arms are 'together' (for instance, Doo Palmok Makgi, or Doo Bandalson ...
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Any ITF Taekwon-Do Sine wave studies?

As Steve Weigand mentioned in the comments it is a very difficult task to objectively measure. Having trained ITF for many years I would struggle to perform a punch powerfully without sine wave. It ...
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Any ITF Taekwon-Do Sine wave studies?

There are plenty of articles on the Internet (for example, http://www.saskgtf.com/theory.html) that talk about the 'science' of sine wave, but none of those articles appear to have any references to ...
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Which ITF Taekwon-do organisation has most members

I think this one is going to be way too hard to answer exactly. I did some digging and all I could find was information on the one that I'm assuming is the most popular located in Korea. If you visit ...
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What is the "sine wave" substyle of ITF taekwondo and how did it originate?

I started training Taekwon-Do in 1986 in South Australia under Rhee Taekwon-Do (CC Rhee the father of Australian Taekwon-do) and a pupil of Gen Choi. In those days we did not do a sine wave, power ...
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Korean term for Side-piercing Kick

The above answer doesn't actually make sense in Korean (and I can't comment so...), so I'll break it down here: 옆/yop = side 차/cha = kick (verb stem/verb - depending on context) 지르/jiru = "To nudge,...
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Korean term for Side-piercing Kick

Not sure how much it makes sense in native Korean - but splitting the words into small blocks and "building" the technique a bit at a time seems to be the way to learn it effectively Yop - Side Cha -...
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How do General Choi and his peers consider mental illness

One way to view mental illness is through the mental model of Buddhism and Daoism. This mental model is the basis for meditation in taekwondo (See here and here), as well as karate, Shaolin gongfu, ...
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Itf taekwon-do competition rules for patterns

ITF World Tournament Rules as of 2013 do not use belts as official categories in sparring. Per section T31 - Divisions: INDIVIDUAL (A) Male and Female groups. (B) Weights. .... N.B.: In ...
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How does martial arts philosophy consider suicide?

Encouraging students NOT to commit suicide is one of the central aspects of Shorinji Kempo, The martial art I practice. This is in deliberate contrast to the older ideals (based on the idea if not ...
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ITF patterns- symbolism

"Block with your left arm and strike with your right." Most taekwondo patterns begin with a left arm technique (moving to the left) because all the patterns begin with blocks, since they are self ...
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ITF patterns- symbolism

I checked the encyclopedia, and found no reference to any symbolism of initially moving left or right. While there is significant symbolism for the number of movements, and the name of the hyung, ...
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How does martial arts philosophy consider suicide?

In almost two decades of doing various martial arts from Karate to Capoeira to Escrima, I have had exactly one time when the subject of suicide was brought up and that was more of a general statement ...
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