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Subject:Hi
Time:05:46 am
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I'm new to Livejournal so I don't really know if it's creepy that I've been randomly replying to things posted 4 years ago. I'm a pseudo 4th degree (just did my test last November) and I've been training for 13 years under Grandmaster Jong Soo Park in Toronto, Canada. Even so, the more I train, the more I realize that I am very very far from being as good as my instructors. I'm learning my new patterns right now, which is always really exciting for me because the ones that I haven't learned always look so interesting. I've got two somewhat down, (they're not instinctive yet, but after a few years...) with only Moonmoo left.
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Subject:TONG-IL: BREAKING BOARDS, BRICKS, AND BORDERS
Time:02:57 pm


Trailer for the 2010 documentary film, TONG-IL: BREAKING BOARDS, BRICKS, AND BORDERS, about Grand Master Woo-Jin Jung, martial arts diplomacy, and the historic 2007 North Korea (DPRK)/USA Taekwon-Do Goodwill Tour
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Subject:Special Needs Taekwon-Do Documentary
Time:06:24 pm


The First in the world, Ben Evans, pioneer of Special Needs Taekwon-Do, a day in the life of Hawke's Bay ITF Taekwon-Do School. His goal is to take these students to DPR KOREA in 2011, the next ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships
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Subject:Saying Hello
Time:03:34 am
Current Mood:calmcalm
Glad to know some folks in the ITF. There aren't many ITF dojos in Nor Cal, mostly other TKD dojos,but I go to one I've been going to for years: an open sparring workout put on by Andre Amacker, he learned from Julius Baker. All styles are invited to spar, it is friendly workout and we're all there to have fun, share info and learn, and we've been sparring together for close to 20 years, some of us! I started training in 1974.

I got my Black Belt in 1981 in Colorado. But mostly I keep my skills sharp for the street, to alleviate stress, and cuz I LOVE to spar! It puts me in such a great mood if I go to my workout on a regular basis!
Every year I teach a women's self defense and empowerment workshop on the land up in the redwoods in Mendocino.
-FeistyAmazon
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Subject:Getting back at it
Time:01:56 am
Current Mood:excitedexcited
Tuesday night was amazing, I rejoined ITF Taekwon-Do at Horanji Taekwon-Do it's moved to a bigger Dojang then when I last trained, it's really nice, there's a wall between the training area and where the parents sit so less distractions, the ceiling is way higher so they can set up specialty breaking stands, and extra changing rooms.
I'm a green belt, and I've been off for about a year and a half and haven't really done much but gain 20 pounds and not cared too much about my fitness, like I play sports with friends and I'm a pretty hyper guy all around, but that first day back is always brutal, I kept up with everyone else in the warm up, doing laps (25) push-ups (50) sit-ups (50) jumping jacks (50). definitely lost flexibility in warm-up stretches. the rest of class was taken up by practicing patterns I mostly remembered Chun-ji, Dan-Gun, Do-San, but I completely forgot Won-Hyo was even one of my patterns, after being shown it a couple times my body remembered it. Though of course it was sloppy but still good for being away so long.
I made the mistake of eating a big supper, so after class feeling exhausted, I almost threw up and I barely got any sleep.
Man it feels good to be back though, it kind of sucks my one class mate that was the same level as me when I was there has his blue belt with a red stripe, but it just makes me wanna work harder then ever to catch up with him. He was/is one of the toughest guys in our Dojang so I always liked being the same level as him, and sparring with him. I can't wait until class on friday, to see how bad I am at sparring now, hopefully it'll only take a few classes to get back to where I was.
Well all my muscles hurt, and I'm still really tired so I'll sign off.
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Subject:Passed
Time:10:42 pm
Current Mood:jubilantjubilant
I got my second degree black belt today! I passed with 60%, and I felt that the grading went well overall.

Just thought I'd share.
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Subject:Just saying Hi!
Time:05:21 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm a second degree black belt in ITF tkd. I started when I was 12, did it for several years and then took a break while in college. I was an assistant instructor and did my share of competing.

I'm looking to start again as I love it. There's nothing that compares to the feeling of doing an ITF pattern complete with sine wave.
My school is in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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Subject:ITF-Canada Tul Update
Time:01:07 pm
http://www.itf-administration.com/news.asp?nurn=1651

Juche Tul now = Kodang Tul.

So what do we call Kodang? ;P




It's been pretty dead in here. How is everybody?
My instructor got his VI Dan this weekend. Big congrats to him!
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