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7/2/10 12:42 P

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Hi everyone,

I am a 52 year old mom who studies TKD with my son who is also testing , he is going for his 2nd degree black belt. I am currently a deputy black belt , The style of Taekwondo is Taeguks style (WTF). Testing July 31 for my 1 st degree black belt. Trying to get my poomses perfected with the power and snap needed to make my forms look good. My weapon will be korean nunchucks - so I created my own korean nunchuck form , I hope I dont knock myself out. I will also have to break a cylinder block with an elbow strike. Nope not nervous at all.. ( going to go throw up now)

By the way - I am sooooo happy there is a Taekwondo Sparkteam!

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5/10/10 7:45 P

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Hey all! I am testing for my Green belt no May 22. Have all the requirements set and am working on a possible demonstration form that is not a requirement for promotion.

Congrats to all that promoted recently and to all in the future!

Ken

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HEY YOU!!! It has been forever, hasn't it! I remember you/wife discussing about the 1st Dan BB, it doesn't seem that long ago. Congratulations on your 2nd Dan BB! Make sure the right it in a blog, give lots of details!

I already testing for my rank, 1.5 months ago I believe.. haha. I tested for my Advanced Blue Belt and I passed with flying colours. My board breaking, which I believed, was my best accomplishment. I was able to control myself and then able to break it easily. The breaking itself was little low, but I think I was low to begin with. I only remember small details: the constant practicing and adjusting, the ki-op and focusing and the after effect.

Make sure to read my blog for more details!

Oh, Red Belt won't be for another 10 months to a year. The day after my testing I started my MA leave and I'm still on it.

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5/10/10 10:37 A

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Congrats to all. Sounds like every one is doing well. Bullet, haven't talked to you in a while, good luck when you test. I tested in Feb. and recieved my 2nd degree black, or Dan for those of you who use the term. I was extremely nervous but everything went well. I even got positive comments from a guest judge on my board breaks.(She is a multiple state and world champ) So that helped calm the nerves a bit.

"Today not possible, tomorrow possible" Eternal GrandMaster H.U. Lee


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4/20/10 10:53 A

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Congrats on your belt promotion!

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4/18/10 9:49 P

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Congrads. on your Green Belt!

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4/18/10 6:34 A

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I was awarded my green belt on 4/18/2010, I learn at a Simba DoJang which is traditional Taekwondo or Northern Taekwondo

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3/20/10 7:39 P

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COUGAR: WOW, that is definitly a treat to watch! A 4th degree test rarely happens and it would be a privilege to watch. My Master Instructor tested for his 4th Dan a year or two before I showed up, I wish I was there for it! He won't be testing anymore, because it's not required for a 4th dan and up.

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3/20/10 6:05 P

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I practice Kang Duk Won a form of TKD in Muskegon, MI. I am doing a belt promotion to a yellow/green stripe belt next Sat. I am going to get a rare treat, I am told, b/c we are having two people promote in the Blackbelt rankings. The first into his 1st dan and the other to a master level of 4th dan. I am ready to double promote (my master states) but b/c of the Blackbelt time requirements, I was asked to wait for the next promotion testing in May for my green belt.

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2/21/10 10:11 P

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Yep, you must be part of the WTF. We have two beginner patterns, 8 Taegeuk patterns, 5 Pyung (sp) patterns and then Koryo for the black belt testing pattern.

There's 13 colored belts in our system: white, 2 yellows, 2 oranges, 2 greens, 2 blue, 3 reds, ABB and then black.

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2/19/10 2:39 P

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If by patterns you mean poomses then there is Poomse Tae Kwon Do, Taegeuk Il Jang,Taegeuk Ee Jang,Taegeuk Sam Jang, Taegeuk Sa Jang ,Taegeuk Oh Jang, Taegeuk Yook Jang, Taegeuk Chil Jang, Taegeuk Pal Jang, etc.

Oh apparently it is WTF

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2/18/10 9:33 P

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MARIELYNN49: Sometimes you could tell by the name of the patterns. I was told we use the WTF pattern system. I also never asked my master what kind of TKD style we "really" are.

I believe it's a mixture and that about it.

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2/18/10 5:52 P

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I have no idea if we are ITF or WTF. But thank you for for congratulations. I wouldn't know how to find that out. Does telling you we practice according to Y.K. Kim?



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2/17/10 9:42 P

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Congrads. on your new rank! Is you ITF or WTF?

I've been a blue belt for almost a year now and will be testing for my next soon. I injured myself a few months ago, if I didn't ... I would had advanced already.

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GOOD LUCK if you do test! emoticon



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2/16/10 11:39 P

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Right now I am a recommended brown belt. ATA belts go White, Orange, Yellow, Camo, Green, Purple, Blue, Brown, Red, Black. I'm hoping to still be able to test next week, but we'll see how things go...



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2/13/10 1:49 P

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I'm sorry to hear about your car rollover. I hope you are feeling better soon. What belt are you know?



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Congrats! WOOHOO!

I am supposed to test on the 26th - but we rolled our car last week and my right ankle and arm are messed up... SO... I'm not sure if I'll be up to it :(



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2/13/10 8:02 A

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I tested for an earned my Yellow belt/ green bar last night. It was tough but a lot of fun too. Where is everyone else? Anyone testing soon and for what belt?

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