Joong Do Kwan's Taekwondo Applications

Joong Do Kwan's Taekwondo Applications
JDK Instructors share the passion with ITF friends in Perth

23 Nov 2009

Promoting Taekwondo in Perth Western Australia

Anyone wanting me to promote their taekwondo club or dojang in Perth, just let me know. I am happy to put a plug in for you if you send me a message onto my Links page - make sure you include your suburb. Check out ATI Taekwondo Bull Creek and Burswood in Perth. Even if you're doing Taekwondo commercially (nothing wrong with that), you don't have to feel compelled to buy me a drink or give me free t-shirts or badges (wink). I am more than happy to put a post out for you. Regards, Colin

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Colin Wee
Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia.

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MarksTraining.com: Muay Thai Elbow Strike

Nat and Mark have a post highlighting the very effective and devastating Muay Thai elbow strike - a great technique any serious martial artist should learn early and learn soon. It generates great power simply, forces you to get close, and allows you to have both hands up covering your body and engaging the opponent.

Original links to their posts:
TDA Training: MarksTraining.com Muay Thai Elbow Strike
MarksTraining.com: Muay Thai Elbow Strike

But the elbow strike should not really be considered more lethal or vicious than any other technique, even if they're introduced at a basic level. To do so misrepresents martial arts. Many beginners think that the techniques they learn when they're white belts aren't worth s***. WHy? Because these techniques could also be associated with their learning proper distancing in a controlled ... and often times tentative sparring/one step environment.

Within our taekwondo training program, I make concessions for this type of thinking early on due to the fact that beginners have to learn a lot of gross motor coordination. But I do try to aggressively dispel this notion that basic techniques are useless once these students are maybe 4-5 months into their training.

What do senior and more experience fighters use? They use staple taekwondo techniques all the time ... and very effectively at that. What is the recent one punch can kill campaign all about? It's about punches ... not your 560 degree tornado kick.

While control and tentativeness are a must for an exercise like sparring, there should be no question about the lethality of your 'basic' beginner strikes. The martial art student should be shown that lots of power can be generated, such power can be used to strike vulnerable areas on the body ... and they should understand the self defence issues of pulling out a properly executed martial technique. You don't just knock-out your cousin who's just insulted you at the family christmas party. Or decide to 'juice up' your uncle for grabbing a piece of your butt. There are implications.

Keep thinking, folks.

Colin

ps. Good post Marks. :-)
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Colin Wee
Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia.

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22 Nov 2009

Taekwondo Combo Kicks for Real Fighting

Taekwondo kicks for real ... I had a good training session last Thursday, I focused on intermediate taekwondo upper body strikes and kicks, and combinations of the two. Of note, there was an interesting discussion on taekwondo kicks and kick combinations that I would use only in sparring as opposed to in a real situation. Certainly a double kick where the first feints for the knee and the second kicks the head - whilst both legs are in the air, would represent a tactic which I'd only use in sparring. Why on earth would we train for something that we wouldn't use? It's not that I wouldn't use any one of the two taekwondo kicking techniques ... it's just that I wouldn't use them in that particular combination. I remember one sparring session when I stopped an oncoming 200 lbs 6' brown belt with that particular instep kick to the knee. I felt real bad, but hey ... that just goes to show you don't have to pull out the entire sequence. That first move was good enough to stop the guy in his tracks. Taking sparring-as-exercise, those fancy combinations are great to gauge what technique works, the distance, the timing, and the angle of entry. Kicks are versatile; expert kickers can kick you without you seeing the kick until it's just about to land. But you can't get that good until you're looking at all these combinations and permutations.

An interesting kicking video ...


Taekwondo Kicking Related Posts
High Kicks in Taekwondo
Training Aids that Wreck Technique
Won-hyo: Where are your eyes on the back of your arse?
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Colin Wee
Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia.

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ATI Taekwondo Bull Creek Perth Australia

Edin from ATI Taekwondo Bull Creek and Burswood [ATI Martial Arts] in Perth sent me a message and asked to exchange links. I thought I could do better than that. If anyone is in Bull Creek or Burswood and interested in taking up taekwondo, go check out their website. Cheers.

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Edin said...
Hi Colin,

I'd like to exchange links.

I have linked to you from my homepage http://www.ati-taekwondo.com.au/

Can you please link to me with the following details.

Title: "ATI Martial Arts - Taekwondo in Perth"
url: www.ati-taekwondo.com.au
desc: Teaches self defense, discipline, strength, including a 3-6 year olds Little Dragons class!

Thanks :)

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Other Perth Links:
SuperParents Family Blog
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Colin Wee
Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia.

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21 Nov 2009

New Archery Website

I'm getting a new website developed for my dad's archery business using WordPress. Check out BWarchery Archery Equipment Supplier in Singapore, if you like. Colin

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Colin Wee
Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia.

Join Colin on FaceBook.