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.

30 Jul 2012

Browned Out

We were working on an arm throw last Sunday inspired by Chulgi hyung.

The throw is done after bypassing opponent's attack, gap closing and controlling the neck from the outside. Several variations were shown. Of note the variations either trapped same side arm or opposite side.

I partnered up with a recently promoted 3rd gup student - and found myself in the rather unsettling position of having both arms trapped, having my neck controlled, leg jammed, and thrown by a very large and enthusiastic brown belter who outweighs me by about 20 kilos and towers over me. I am thrown and forced to breakfall with my feet, and then find my arm controlled and hyperextended. One knee crashes into my chest and the other hovers expectantly over my face.

Is it supposed to be anything other than devastatingly brutal?

Colin Wee
Joong Do Kwan Chung Sah Nim
Hikaru Dojo Shihan
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Rick said...

Any chance of a video?

Colin Wee said...

Yeah ... possible. I'll try to remember to bring a camera this Sunday. Colin