Knowledge & growth

“If required information(knowledge) is given to a student, and said “information” is a necessity(food) for growth, and the student does nothing with that knowledge, they WILL NOT GROW!” Note: It is your DUTY as a student to DO something with the knowledge that you are given. It is YOUR DUTY to develop it to your […]

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Performing technique

As part of Taekwondo drills last night, students gained some insight on the performance of techniques. I joined the class in technique drills. Many students found that they were doing the drill differently. This should have caused a bit of additional study on their part. Students recognized the speed difference from my techniques to theirs. […]

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Cho Shim (Korean) – Beginner’s Mind/First Mind

I first learned about the concept of “Beginner’s Mind” when I started my Aikido training in 1990. While I understood that it was a concept across the martial arts, I had not heard it referred to in Korean martial arts until a recent Haidong Gumdo training. The concept twisted a bit as it was discussed. […]

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Get a Bachelor’s degree in Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo!

Please find the Fall 2013 package linked here! This program opportunity is intended for those who have several years of experience. The semesters are a seven (7) week concentrated schedule. Only students who have prior experience will be able to complete the coursework in time. The requirement will be that you provide video of your […]

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Too Special for My Own Good!

Two days ago, I returned from an awesome training weekend (12 hours over 3 days) in Haidong Gumdo. I had the opportunity to be taught by the Director of Education for the World Haidong Gumdo Federation. I get to claim him as my Teacher. There were ten Masters in attendance. A small group receiving intimate […]

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