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STEEL HORSE AS AN “INTERNAL ART”

STEEL HORSE AS AN “INTERNAL ART”

I remember someone saying: in Okinawa if you see two people fighting with fists–it is not a serious fight, but if their hands are open–watch out”! Unfortunately i don’t remember who said it. i have experienced the use of open hands in many...

FINALLY! SOME CLARITY ON TKD FORMS

Many of you are aware that I have been critical of TKD and how it is promoted and taught. I believe that this is the source of much confusion for those who study it. I proposed a question on a forum about some these concerns and was thrilled that I received responses...
transmutation

transmutation

SOME BRIEF THOUGHTS ON THE MEANING OF FORMS There are no secrets—everything is hidden in the open I suppose it can be: movement education, techniques, applications, energetics (e.g. Chi Kung), philosophy, personal growth, sporting athleticism, or even pure aesthetics...

Can You Make It Work? Yes

Is It The Best Possible Way? Probably Not! Part II In part one we delved into some of the historical reasons that we practice TKD in the way that we do. In past articles I have mentioned the differences between classical and traditional TKD. One aspect was in how the...

Keumgang magi-the Diamond Block

WTF forms Applications   Because of the increased “sportification” of the WTF, many of the forms have been under appreciated, and, in many schools, de-emphasized. Yet the original fighting concepts are still maintained within them, albeit often overlooked. My...

reality and ritual

Reality & Ritual By Richard Conceicao One day among a group of TKD students, I had the opportunity to train with a law enforcement instructor in some basic control techniques. It was fun to go over things that I haven’t done in years. The hard part was...

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