Thread: How Do New Style?
7/29/2007 7:58pm, #11Originally Posted by MaverickZ
Create a new system to start over, trying to keep the ship afloat.
7/30/2007 5:46am, #12Originally Posted by cyril
This is exactly the conclusion I have come to.
Originally Posted by MaverickZ
Others, confused by the TMA bashers will generalize TKD and say, "I dont want to take a MA that doesnt let me punch to the head."
So we start a new style that teaches TKD as it was intended. You give it a name [something] TKD. That way people can differetiate between plain ass soccer mom TKD and our style.
The new style will be KNOWN for teaching TKD correctly.
Originally Posted by Shu2jack
Secondly, you cant compare Military Boot Camp with a MA school. You dont have the students 24/7, you cant run them like a drill instructor, and even if you did they still wouldnt be proficient in the art.
Even after twelve weeks at Paris Island, Marines still have to go through AIT School. So your analogy fails here.
Originally Posted by Shu2jack
Of course the number of classes will decide wether you are ready to test for the next belt level. That way you dont get your blue belt, wait six months and have barely come to class and then test for your brown belt. This leads to shitty practitioners.
No one is gauranteed a BB in 5 years either. You MUST meet the requirements of a BB in order to test for it.
It seems silly to me to give someone a BB in 24 months of training. BJ Penn is called "The Phenom". Why? Because it took him 4 years to earn a BB in BJJ. A feat that usually take 8 to 10 years. Notice how BJJ doesnt seem to have the shitty soccer mom BB's walking around.
Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
Believe it or not, there are some people who like the positive reinforcement of testing for a belt. It gives them a goal to strive for.
Even my BJJ school gives out stripes on the belts. Not much difference between a stripe or a belt is there?
As to the sparring requirement...great idea.
Can you give a little more detail as to your idea?
Are you saying that they have to win or place in so many compettions before they can advance?
7/30/2007 6:12am, #13
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Oldman34, Good luck to you sir. As far as belts I'm of the camp that belts shouldn't be used as positive psychological reinforcement but as a standard bearer of the wearers skill. Stripes would do just fine for positive reinforcement.
7/30/2007 6:55am, #14
I dont think TKD ever had just 5 belt colors. I dont know , so if someone (Errant, Matt W.) could help here.
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I'll go a step further backwards. Let's say you want to create your own MA. How would you go about it?
What I would do is to only teach SD the first 2 years, because I know that 71 % of alle who apply for membership in my gym wants SD because I have at short questionnaire on my membership application form they have to answer.
After two years of SD the students should be allowed to specialize becaus people are different. Maybe some want to specialize even further in SD, some want to compete ind tournaments and others just want some cardio training because they got from the 2 years of SD training what they wanted. There may be even further types of specialization.
I can apply this to oldman's new TKD style:
First 2 years no patterns (the way patterns are taught and trained today = Tae Bo). Teach them how to use kicks and punches etc.
After two years there are the specializations: Avanced SD, competition and cardio etc.
Keep the competition kick-oriented to keep the TKD-flavour. For the cardio make patterns that are full of kicks.
And BTW keep the plain white dobok and only one patch!
7/30/2007 8:33am, #15Originally Posted by oldman34
Let me quote the philosopher Durden.
"A generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is the answer we really need." Just replace "women" with "TKD".
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7/30/2007 9:01am, #16Originally Posted by MaverickZ
In all reality, I don't know how well a new style would fare, or if it could possibly do better. Everyone has their solution, and everyone wants to redesign the wheel to fit THEIR needs, but when all is said and done, what good comes out of it?
How often do you see one oppressive government get thrown over just for a new regime to take its place and start abusing its power?
It's easy to SAY you'll run a small country fairly. It's another thing to do it.
7/30/2007 9:02am, #17Originally Posted by cyril
7/30/2007 9:18am, #18Originally Posted by MaverickZ
I figure since I'm posting, I may as well think a bit more on the subject at hand. I fully support a new martial art. I'm up for finding what works and what doesn't. Trimming the fat and skimming the milk both have to be done in order to keep things orderly. But as for TKD, it's not a case of a new martial art, it's a stealthy way to reintroduce it to people and give it a fighting chance against the evils of McDojangism.
We're faced with whether it is better to fight in the system or form our own system. This really isn't that different from the choice of TACTICS of black civil rights movements. Either we work in the system (Maverick's teach the fucking thing right) or we form a new system (Oldman's introduction of a new martial art).
There exists a third choice, but that is what we are currently under. The third choice (If I'm still using the black civil rights movement as a template) is to work in the system, but have support from the outside.
The problem is, working inside the system is extremely difficult and rallying troops would be difficult. With the form a new system, the new martial art is easily sepperated from the inside, and you can make all decisions on your terms. Recruitment becomes an issue and stuff.
I'm sick and at work so bye.
Hopefully, I didn't ramble too much, and hopefully I didn't come off as an ass. Not a PC cop out, but both of your ideas have merits. It's just a decision of actual implementation.
7/30/2007 9:50am, #19
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I don't think that another style is the solution, but if you want to do it...
One pattern for each belt level. They will be the current ITF style patterns. No sparring combos/kumite or other nonsense. I believe that the longest underank pattern is Chong-Moo (Poom belt) at 32 moves.
Originally Posted by oldman34
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7/30/2007 1:53pm, #20Originally Posted by cyril
Originally Posted by allan
Originally Posted by conceited
Forgive me if I come off wrong here, but isnt using stripes for positive reinforcement tha same as using a belt rank for it?
The whole point of the new style of TKD is to ensure that the belt is generally indicative of the wearers skill level.
I would like to keep the "time in grade" system because it will cut down of the favoritism route of advancement.
Of course I can see the where the "advance when earned" way too. In my BJJ school, you can advance without competing in tourneys, however, if you do compete and a re constantly wining your divison, then you will advance faster.
Thats another problem. 9 belts will mean time in grade + physical requirements must be met in order to advance.
Using the white, blue brown, black system appeals to me more.
I am stuck on a fence here. Please give me some convincing arguments for or against either belt system.