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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    BTW guys in case you missed it:

    We have a family oriented Dojo (Training Center).
    They're not fighter based and they're using very generalized terms. I saw their respective curriculum and it looks pretty typical of a good basic MA course to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    According to his own bio he went from a 1st to a 4th degree black belt in 3yrs- is that possible?
    Why is it that I can't find any info on "pokdok suri taekwondo"?

    Because it's made up and yes, he probably bought that rank.

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    lol yet again more Judo !
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    I did think it was nice and progressive of them to offer grappling as a requirement for the black belt I wonder who they wrestle and if they offer any ground fighting in the school itself . I also like the fact that for the black belts they have " Multiple Opponent " matches I hope its with other black belts .

    I just think they are freaking weird ... and expensive ... atleast they arent wearing tabis and throwing sand @ each other right ?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I actually started TKD in Moore, Oklahoma when I was going to OU. There is an old Korean GM (9th Dan) that teaches TKD there. Well, I think he is still there. It was GM Kyu Il Cho and he was pretty old in the mid 90s when I was training there so he may be retired now. Didn't have any of that crap described on the site.

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    Toby, Taekwondo is not the only style that’s been 'Americanized' for mass consumption by school operators. If you look long and hard enough you will see many styles are using terms in styles has been irrevocably screwed-up here in North-America.Using english to indentify hand and punching movements.

    There are even Kung-fu schools that use the term of ‘Dan’ and Blackbelt for their senior students. Eventhough, Kung-fu probably have never had belt ranks of any kind to demote seniority.Until kung-fu had been introduce in the US in the 50's and 60's they had used terms in Chinese.
    Last edited by CanucKyokushin; 8/28/2005 4:23pm at .

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    Hey Backfist money - that's the pledge of my old TKD school - word for word - i had to memorize that and recite it at tests etc.

    is this a TKD thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martial Arts Pledge

    I will
    develop myself in a
    positive manner and avoid
    anything that would
    reduce my mental growth
    or my physical health.

    I will
    develop self-discipline in
    order to bring out the best
    in myself and others.

    I will
    use what I learn in class
    constructively and
    defensively to help myself
    and my fellow man
    and never to be abusive
    or offensive.
    Last edited by theraydiator; 8/28/2005 4:37pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin

    There are even Kung-fu schools that use the term of ‘Dan’ and Blackbelt for their senior students. Eventhough, Kung-fu probably have never had belt ranks of any kind to demote seniority.Until kung-fu had been introduce in the US in the 50's and 60's they had used terms in Chinese.

    Yup....

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    I think that "oath" has it's origins in one of the "running a better martial arts school" magazines or books. I really don't have any problem with that, because it's not a bad standard to hold yourself to regardless of it's origin. Kindof like taekwondo's 5 tenets. They're guidelines enough for me.

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    Sahbumnim is the Korean term for Instructor in Tae Kwon Do,Sensei is Japanese term for Instructor.

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    I am a 4th Dan in TKD,and it took me 15 years to accomplish.To have reach that level that quickly is impossible unless you bought your rank instead of earning it.



    Fred

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