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    #16
    wow, i've never seen that before.

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      #17
      The numerals in that pic look silver - but I've seen them in gold recently.
      sk.

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        #18
        They usually are gold but some schools do use silver or even red. I saw one guy for canada with both, looked cool.

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          #19
          That does sound pretty sweet.

          I have to admit, my old "blank" black belt is looking sorta boring. :) I have stripes taped on for crying out loud. Maybe it's time for an update.

          By the way, MaverickZ if you want to get a hold of an ITF-TKD encyclopedia, you can get one on CD-ROM at http://www.itf-information.com

          I'm not sure if the hardcopy encyclopedias are still available. I know they are becoming pretty rare. Unless of course you count the new ones coming out of NK! Heh heh.
          SK.

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            #20
            no thanks, i want nothing to do with the ITF.

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              #21
              Take a number bro. :) The ITF is sinking fast. That being said - the encyclopedia is worth the read. Politics aside it has a hell of a lot of useful technical tips. Frankly, I've never seen any martial art with a richer "written" accunt of its techniques.

              Now I'm not saying an encyclopedia is the be-all and end-all of what makes something worth while...but only a fool would throw out the baby with the bath water. Hate the ITF, love the books. Works for me.
              SK.

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                #22
                WTF belts

                On a side topic, WTF black belts are not required to carry any markings.
                Embroidery and tags are optional extras.

                Personally I used to favour the knackered unmarked black belt that I earned, over a personalised-gold-monogrammed-bought-on-the-internet-to-try-to-look-cool blackbelt.

                However I lost a lot of fights, so if I were you I would spend the extra money on a new belt to give you those vital special moves.

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                  #23
                  Down boy.

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                    #24
                    It's always cracked me up how you can buy belts online, and I always joke with my instructers about skipping the test and ordering the belt for cheaper.
                    Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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                      #25
                      True.
                      Hell, you can buy black belts at any martial arts shop.
                      Oh...and you can even make your belts look old and frayed...got a rock and clothes' dryer? Wow! You're a grandmaster! Can I be your friend?
                      Heh heh.

                      While we're at it - let's print up some of our own certificates and start an association. We'll charge membership fees and...hey, do you think anyone else has had this idea before?
                      Cheers mate!
                      SK

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                        #26
                        You might want to post your question here...

                        http://www.itf-information.com/board...&topicid=5&s=1

                        Regards,
                        Matt

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Deluxe247
                          thanks shadow,precisly what i was talking about. to clear it up even further, its your name in korean AND in english on one flap, and taekwon-do in korean on the other , as well as the roman numeral of your dan on both flaps at the very bottom. A good pic that anyone could find would be great.
                          I've never seen the persons name in Koren though. And I've been around 6-8th dans.
                          :qleft1: :new_cussi :qmickey: :evil7: :XXcat: :XXfish: :5crackup:

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by MaverickZ
                            no thanks, i want nothing to do with the ITF.
                            That and you really can't learn from a book/enyclopedia.

                            And I'm with MAv on this one. I can's stand Choi's son, and I've met him only once. Arrogant prick.
                            :qleft1: :new_cussi :qmickey: :evil7: :XXcat: :XXfish: :5crackup:

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                              #29
                              My belts got a cool picture of a ninja, and sparkles, and even a racing stripe so It makes me look fast.

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                                #30
                                if you've got a good base of training then, yeah, you can learn from an encyclopedia. same as from a video.

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