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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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Speaking generally, from personal experience, the muscle memory comes back quick, but it's the conditioning which creates the hump one must get over. (I've take two periods of hiatus in 30 years of practice to fully heal from injuries. It was definitely worth taking the time b/c we tend to return to practice too soon and only exacerbate and extend the ...


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There are four types of Side kick in ITF Tkd:- 1 ) Side PIERCING kick: executed whilst rotating the FOOTSWORD, the heel portion of the blade of the foot, on the enemy's body upon impact. The rotation is what makes it a 'piercing' kick. Side THRUSTING kick: executed using the ball of the foot and NO rotation. Side PUSHING kick: Executed using the footsword, ...


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