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    Anyone know anything about the WTA?

    There are a few WTA (World Taekwondo Academy) schools around the Minnesota area and I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the organization. I've never heard of them before but what little I've been able to learn is kind of intriguing.
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    The WTA it's an offshot of the ATA... It was founded by Jee Ho Lee. Sorry, this is the only information that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues-man
    The WTA it's an offshot of the ATA... It was founded by Jee Ho Lee. Sorry, this is the only information that I have.
    Okay, thanks for that. Most of what I know about the ATA I've learned by reading around on here. That does make some sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow_priest_x
    Okay, thanks for that. Most of what I know about the ATA I've learned by reading around on here. That does make some sense.
    Ooppsss. Sorry. I got confused with another WTA (World Taekwondo America), hahaha. Sorry. I don't have any info about the World Taekwondo ACADEMY! Sorry!!!!

    EDIT: Maybe this is the page of the school?

    http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/index.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues-man
    Ooppsss. Sorry. I got confused with another WTA (World Taekwondo America), hahaha. Sorry. I don't have any info about the World Taekwondo ACADEMY! Sorry!!!!

    EDIT: Maybe this is the page of the school?

    http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/index.php

    Yeah, that's it. Honestly, based upon their webpage, I was like, "Uh oh." I mean, you got a bunch of kids running around and gay looking uniforms and ****. When I was living in Minneapolis I figured I'd give them a call though and I was pretty surprised because the girl I talked to described their sparring and conditioning to me for their competition team and it sounded more impressive than I expected it to be.

    I don't know. I don't live there anymore so it doesn't really matter. I was just curious to know if anyone knew anything about it and how their schools compared to WTF or ITF schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow_priest_x
    I don't know. I don't live there anymore so it doesn't really matter. I was just curious to know if anyone knew anything about it and how their schools compared to WTF or ITF schools.
    Looking at the website it seems to be a "good" WTF school. They do the taeguek poomse (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/content/view/53/76/), require their instructors to be Kukkiwon certified (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net...nt/view/24/39/) and have some impressive olympic credentials (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/content/view/17/32/).

    My personal experience with the WTF is non-existent I'm sure others here are more qualified than I am to compare them to other WTF schools.

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    I am interested if their MMA class is any good. According to their website, the MMA team from the WTA school went undefeated in Iowa. Curious what tournament this was in, and the rules. The school looks promising, but if someone who has had experience with this school, especially with the MMA classes, it would be of much help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanegs
    Looking at the website it seems to be a "good" WTF school. They do the taeguek poomse (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/content/view/53/76/), require their instructors to be Kukkiwon certified (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net...nt/view/24/39/) and have some impressive olympic credentials (http://www.worldtaekwondoacademy.net/content/view/17/32/).

    My personal experience with the WTF is non-existent I'm sure others here are more qualified than I am to compare them to other WTF schools.
    Damn, I didn't realize they were WTF. Good detective work there, sir! All of my experience with TKD came when I was around 11 years old. I was involved for about a year and a half. At the time, I had no awareness of orgnizations like the WTF, ITF or ATA. I'm thinking that my school must have been independent because I've never seen anyone else do the forms that I was taught.

    If I were still in Mpls, I would probably look into this school. Oh well. I'm in Utah now so that's more of a commute than I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenOfAnger
    I am interested if their MMA class is any good. According to their website, the MMA team from the WTA school went undefeated in Iowa. Curious what tournament this was in, and the rules. The school looks promising, but if someone who has had experience with this school, especially with the MMA classes, it would be of much help.
    One thing I took note of was that apparently the MMA class is only available at one location. According to the website, the MMA instructor is Dave Menne. I wasn't familiar with the name, but according to Wikipedia he was the UFC Middleweight Champ from Sept. 2001 to Jan. 2002. So I assume the instruction would be legitimate. That's pretty impressive for a TKD school.

    Now if they would just get rid of those stupid black-and-gold uniforms.

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