Joong Do Kwan 중도관 [中道館] Tae Kwon Do or 'School of the Middle Way' is based in Perth, Western Australia. We are a small group of martial art practitioners and students who practice Traditional Taekwondo. Our lineage of Taekwondo was exported out of Korea in the mid 1950s and continues to enjoy its proximity to its Karate cousins. Joong Do Kwan uses the Chang Hon set of Taekwondo patterns as our main syllabus. Currently, Joong Do Kwan is headed by Colin Wee (6th Dan). The Traditional Taekwondo Techniques Blog has been a resource he started to help discuss techniques as they occurred in class.

27 Apr 2012

Pragmatic Self Defence Images


Yul-gok Step 24
Toi-gye Step 20-21
Yul-gok Step 31
Yul-guk Step 16
Choong-gun Step 21-22
Dan-gun Step1-2
Dan-gun Step 9

What I wanted to do was to just search for self defence images on the internet and pair them up to tactics or sequences within Taekwondo patterns - as I teach them. The process of searching for practical value isn't difficult - this is what we've been busy doing in Joong Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do over the last dozen years. What I found during this trawl through Google images however were a lot of silly photos - self defence scenarios that show women holding on to their handbags and trying to fight off a snatch theft. Or 'cool' looking shots where women in skimpy gear show how to punch (poorly) and do funky kickboxing type combinations in a self defence scenario (also poorly). Hey, if someone is going to victimise you, chances are they're likely to have loads more adrenaline, experience, and meanness than you do. Don't risk a brain hemmorhage for your wallet. It's not worth it! When you fight, fight for the right reasons. Fight to protect yourself and your loved ones. Live to fight another day! Keep safe folks!

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2 comments:

Rick said...

Your readers may enjoy this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj15lvQhoSI

or this:

http://cookdingskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/08/womens-self-defense-circa-1947.html

Colin Wee said...

Hey Rick ...

I love it!!!!! :-)

Colin