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#118337 - 05/06/02 03:00 PM AAU Nationals?
MHarvey124 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/02
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Loc: Lexington, Ohio, USA
How many people are going to the AAU Nationals this year?

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#118338 - 02/19/03 07:42 PM Re: AAU Nationals?
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 7043
Loc: Ms
why go? is it full contact? even if it was would it compare to what your training is really for? i would like to start a no holds barred competition for tkd and karate. i wonder how many "fighters"would show up. shame all this sport but no real athletes.

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#118339 - 02/20/03 05:08 AM Re: AAU Nationals?
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Registered: 01/14/03
Posts: 1166
Loc: KANSAS
AAU TKD (former Association Chairman) has two types of sparring.

Point whose rules are close to open and karate tournaments which are stop after each point and have hands to the head (no groin, pity). Techniques are supposed to be controlled.

Olympic style which is non-stop full-contact with no hands to the head. Scoring is based on knockout or delivering a trembling shock (although I think this has been reworded since lightweights and kids often cannot deliver trembling shock...).

Oh yeah, forms...

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I don't do a lot of tournaments anymore, so I won't be there. It's expensive, grueling, and takes time away from my rapidly growing daughter.

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#118340 - 02/20/03 12:38 PM Re: AAU Nationals?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]The groin, Should be a target in fullcontact karate tourney.& Should,be Without The groin cupor pads.Now That is something I would like to go to. PS We can show those reality fighters how its done. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#118341 - 02/21/03 03:26 AM Re: AAU Nationals?
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You can go show those reality fighters how it's done...

I'll take notes [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG] !

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#118342 - 02/21/03 10:28 AM Re: AAU Nationals?
Chen Zen Offline
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I will show those reality fighters after Ik slows them down by repeatedly kicking them in the shins. lol Ik what is your fascination with the balls? Most people quit kicking in the balls in like the fourth grade.

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