Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by Hapuka, Mar 9, 2007.
Not Bad Rag!,
I can you've been watching your idol for a few of his moves .
Everyone gets on at me for that.
The 360 kick [There was a total of 4 I did that day. 2 were succesful.] is deliberate.
But the mentality of waiting to spin, and when the ref calls me off, but to carry on spinning anyway... That was something I didnt realize I'd done until I watched the vid.
The Revolution of Kicking is well worth getting, everything is clearly explained and demonstrated. Grab a copy from Mooto, they'll have it in your grubby little hands within about three days. You wn't regret it!
Can they do shipping to New Zealand?
Does anyone have a copy of this dvd? Is it any good? (The below picture)
Does anyone knows where I can find a sample clip from or supply a link that can show me a sample of this dvd?
I'd be very suprised if they couldn't, as I get stuff sent to the UK by them. There used to be a fairly lengthly video clip up on the site but doesn't seem to be working at the moment. It looked like they had one person performing each move and another there explaining each movement and transition between the moves. I don't really have a clue about ITF forms so I couldn't comment on how good these looked or how useful I thought they were, sorry!
Yeah the video seems a bit broken at the moment :bang:
oops I was on my brothers account! :bang:
I have a question for you ITF TKD guys, Would you grade this lot?
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLULs-eSDvQ]Patterns for a black belt grading.[/ame]
Patterns are patterns. They shouldn't count for **** all on a grading.
None at all Rags?
Not even a bit?
What should we be grading people on?
I like your vid. by the way. As someone who's trying to improve their sparring, it gave me a bit of inspiration. I like how you take the fight to your opponents, close them down.
Whether or not the Taekwonin, at his level, can apply the moves he is taught and otherwise defend himself appopriately for his grade.
As well as sparring, bagwork, destruction and tests of the persons willpower, determination and understanding of the art.
Knowing how to do a set sequence of moves means nothing.
Y'see, I'm constantly torn between whether belts ought to represent skill (I think we're all pragmatic enough here to know that in most TKD schools they really don't at present) or whether they are simply teaching aids (so the instructor can see, with a quick sweep of his eyes, roughly what everyone should know). Perhaps a combination of both. But I think Patterns can have a crucial role in all of the categories you state and so they should be the centrepiece of a grading - as long as the dude taking the test can relate sparring etc to the patterns...
I don't know, I'm rambling...
Totally agree. Why can't the patterns be used to demonstrate the moves he has been taught?
Because doing moves on thin air doesn't count for anything?
If a green belt is taught "This combination is to defend against a punch and put your opponent away" - Then great, have someone punch him and he can demonstrate it.
Doing them moves as part of a pattern doesn't prove anything other than the theory has been learned.
OK I understand - but is that theory learnt not intrinsic to TKD?
Are we saying patterns are useless?
Am I right in saying that some MA involve beating an opponent of a higher grade to progress (Judo????). Would this be a solution/improvement?
I guess I'm expecting that at their belt they should be able to properly preform each move with power, sine wave and technique. What I saw there was two people with black tips attempting to preform patterns, half way through their patterns it looks like they have no idea what they are doing. We would be shot by our teachers If we preformed patterns like that and told that we were lazy and end up doing push ups on the spot. Maybe I'm judging to much.
Here's another video;
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ftapqIyOY&mode=related&search=]General Choi's Last Seminar[/ame]
Pioneering Master GM Park Jung Tae
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlXMyyJR8OI"]Ge-Baek Tul - GTF Taekwon-do GM Park Jung Tae - YouTube[/ame]
Some old skool tkd vids
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9h70S4v02E"]tkd itf - YouTube[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vlrM6TPdoU&mode=user&search="]tkd itf - YouTube[/ame]
Thanks for posting this
I found this weird, crazy sparring video of two TKD students, Watch the guy with the yellow belt; [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gflZJNihsY8]Crazy sparring[/ame]
Put together a better highlight video
: HERE :
Because I want to get sponsorship. Needed to make a more presentable video really.
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