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I won't get too academic about it, so I'll give you the layman's summary. And for the purpose of comparison, I'll emphasize the difference between Shotokan karate and Taekwondo, since Taekwondo derives from Shotokan directly. The differences increase greatly if you're talking about all of karate vs. Taekwondo. There are just too many branches of karate to ...


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Low stances can injure the knees in particular if you're not doing them exactly right. Being tense, and clenching the muscles around the knees can cause injury Improper alignment of the knees in any stance can cause injury Age is also an important factor. If you're older, and haven't trained for many years, you're unlikely to be able to attain low ...


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I've adapted the external forms I enjoy to "old man style" over 40, practiced with higher stances and less focusing. (Low stances are great for training, especially in youth, but have the downside of less mobility, both in the lower and upper body.) This is because in middle age, I've practiced sufficiently that I don't need to execute full power ...


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