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mus_e
7/11/2007 10:39pm,
A friend of mine recently told me she's taking classes at Athens Tae Kwon Do Plus (http://athenstkd.com/). I mentioned to her that TKD is pretty much ****, but she didn't really listen. She was raped as a child and thinks that she can fend off any rapist now that she's learned TKD.

Does anyone know anything about the school? Is it decent or is a normal shitty TKD place? And if it's as bad as TKD places usually are, can anyone recommend a place?

Thanks. I checked the search logs, by the way, and couldn't find anything.

Gezere
7/11/2007 10:48pm,
Athens, GA?

If so drag her to the HARDCORE GYM.

Wolf
7/11/2007 10:52pm,
nope, Athens, TN. Thank god. At first I thought "OMG NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!"

Eldarbong
7/11/2007 10:58pm,
Is your friend hot? If so, post pics. Hot TKD chicks>all. I am sick of seeing families, fat kids, 10 yr olds, guys in wheelchairs etc. walking around with TKD BB's thinking they are teh d34dly.
Look at the kid on the left, he is what, 9 yrs old?
http://athenstkd.com/Pictures/2003/095.JPG
Looks like "Black Belt Mama" took up TKD.
http://athenstkd.com/Pictures/2003/088.JPG
Vote for Pedro!
http://athenstkd.com/Pictures/2003/009.JPG
Well at least the 3 year old doesn't have his BB yet, that must count for something.
http://athenstkd.com/Pictures/2003/027.JPG
Wooo! It's a TKD parade! Yaaaay!
http://athenstkd.com/Pictures/2004%20Fiesta%20Parade/DSCN1359.JPG

mus_e
7/11/2007 11:31pm,
Is your friend hot? If so, post pics. Hot TKD chicks>all. I am sick of seeing families, fat kids, 10 yr olds, guys in wheelchairs etc. walking around with TKD BB's thinking they are teh d34dly.


Sorry, man. No pics.

jtkarate
7/11/2007 11:47pm,
Tell her to look into some self defense courses ...she may be better off. If not get a 45.

sempaiman
7/12/2007 8:27am,
Do they do mail order Black belts?

nicktkd
7/12/2007 9:12am,
i know Mr. Contreras and he is a really good teacher, and no they do not mail order their Black belts... she is fine, if she likes the school who cares what anyone else thinks.

kwoww
7/12/2007 9:21am,
i know Mr. Contreras and he is a really good teacher, and no they do not mail order their Black belts... she is fine, if she likes the school who cares what anyone else thinks.
If you read the original post you'd know that it's not fine. She thinks she can fend off "any rapist" with her TKD training, which is an immensely dangerous fantasy.

cyrijl
7/12/2007 9:45am,
Plz stop with the pics questions.

Sounds like your friend might need more confidence than fighting ability. If that is the case, TKD might be fine.


She was raped as a child and thinks that she can fend off any rapist now that she's learned TKD.

That self confidence is probably a better deterrent to being attacked than you may realize.

hurricane88
7/12/2007 11:02am,
The best way to fend off any attacker is best paraphrased by the great Bruce Campbell:
"THIS....is my BOOMSTICK."
If you're in Athens, I recommend the Hardcore Gym or the Itto Dojo. I visited most other places and was deeply discouraged.

nicktkd
7/12/2007 11:49am,
Athens, TN not Athens, GA

hurricane88
7/12/2007 12:06pm,
>.< Missed the TN. Too many Athens out there anyway.

sempaiman
7/12/2007 1:07pm,
Five year old black belts, that's ridiculous. Know a school where they justify giving toddlers black belts by saying they are "junior" black belts, "junior" Nidan Black belts, "junior" Sandan Black belts, etc.. I asked what happens when they are no longer juniors , do they go to a lower adult level, he didn't say anything....

nicktkd
7/12/2007 2:14pm,
you are correct 5 year old black belt are ridiculoous... Instructors should have a little bit more integrity when promoting there students. I own a TKD school and my students stay in the tiger cubs class until they are 7 then they can start back at White belt and advance through the ranks in that case they would get there black belt at 91/2-10 years old after 5+ years of training. And just to put my .02 on the topic of rank... to me rank in a school or style is just like a degree from university.. you may not have had to work as hard as i did to get my degree at UGA and I didnt have to work as hard as some getting a PHD at Harvard but in the end which means more and which can you go more with.

Eldarbong
7/12/2007 2:50pm,
you are correct 5 year old black belt are ridiculoous... Instructors should have a little bit more integrity when promoting there students. I own a TKD school and my students stay in the tiger cubs class until they are 7 then they can start back at White belt and advance through the ranks in that case they would get there black belt at 91/2-10 years old after 5+ years of training. And just to put my .02 on the topic of rank... to me rank in a school or style is just like a degree from university.. you may not have had to work as hard as i did to get my degree at UGA and I didnt have to work as hard as some getting a PHD at Harvard but in the end which means more and which can you go more with.
What kind of jobs does a TKD BB qualify you for these days?