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#130730 - 11/05/04 03:00 AM Re: Styles?
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I'm trained in mexican wrestling (2 years), a bit of fencing (1 year) and a bit of Filipino arnis (6 months) currently I'm studying Changhon Taekwondo (5th month and 8th degree yellow belt). I really love the style that comes from specific divisions, like mexican, french, filipino, and Changhon. It is really good for self defense especially when you pick up a crowbar and use it with your arnis skills. by the way, armed_man_piker, are you a Filipino? if you are: kamusta ka na? pinoy rin ako!

[This message has been edited by dane (edited 11-05-2004).]

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#130731 - 11/05/04 03:56 PM Re: Styles?
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I've seen the term "8th degree yellow belt" a few times. What is this?

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#130732 - 11/05/04 06:28 PM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dereck:
I've seen the term "8th degree yellow belt" a few times. What is this?[/QUOTE]

IN TKD THERE IS A GRADING SYSTEM, YOU START AT 9 OR 10 WHITE BELT (IT DEPENDS) AND WHEN YOU GET PROMOTED UNTIL YOU ARE FIRST DEGREE GUP (SPELLING?) THEN YOU ARE PROMOTED TO 1ST DEGREE DAN (BLACK BELT) THE HIGHEST DAN IS 10TH DEGREE. I'VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO, YOU KNOW THAT. BUT HERE IN THE PHIL YOU CAN BE A 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT IN 6 YEARS WHEN YOU DO GOOD, BUT THERE'S NO SKIPPING, I THINK THE PTA MODIFIED THE BELT SYSTEM.

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#130733 - 11/07/04 07:25 PM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dane:
by the way, armed_man_piker, are you a Filipino? if you are: kamusta ka na? pinoy rin ako![/QUOTE]

Dane,

No, I'm not Filipino, so if you could translate the above for me, that would be great! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

For what it's worth, I'm half Italian and half Scot-Irish.

Concerning my Italian side, you might find the following bit interesting--just as there were Filipinos who fought for the Spanish (eg., the Pampangans, etc), there were also Italians who fought for the Spanish. During the 16th century, when the Spanish first made inroads in the Philippine Islands, they were also busy fighting over much of Europe. Naples and Sicily were under longtime Spanish control, and were actually referred to collectively as "The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies". Milan was also ruled by the Spanish at that time. In the Spanish Army of Flanders (which was the best army in Europe in the late 16th century), there were actually more Italian troops than Spanish.

Peace,

A_M_P

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#130734 - 11/08/04 08:16 AM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dane:
IN TKD THERE IS A GRADING SYSTEM, YOU START AT 9 OR 10 WHITE BELT (IT DEPENDS) AND WHEN YOU GET PROMOTED UNTIL YOU ARE FIRST DEGREE GUP (SPELLING?) THEN YOU ARE PROMOTED TO 1ST DEGREE DAN (BLACK BELT) THE HIGHEST DAN IS 10TH DEGREE. I'VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO, YOU KNOW THAT. BUT HERE IN THE PHIL YOU CAN BE A 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT IN 6 YEARS WHEN YOU DO GOOD, BUT THERE'S NO SKIPPING, I THINK THE PTA MODIFIED THE BELT SYSTEM.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for clearing this up. I was aware of the gup system but never heard it refered to as a 8th degree yellow belt.

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#130735 - 11/08/04 02:50 PM Re: Styles?
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Shootfighting. Which is a hybrid between muay thai and bjj.

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#130736 - 11/09/04 06:34 PM Re: Styles?
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the belt rankings of taekwondo that you have stated up there is not exactly clear for me to understand. I have been doing hapkido and taekwondo for the past practically 8 years of my life (i am 12 but very expierenced, plz dont comment about how 'young and stupid' i am) u have about 14 belt to go before you take your first black belt test, then u have 5 tests to take every degree before you get your next degree, "first degree yelow tip, green, blue, red, 2nd degre...)' Im currently a red tip, "next test ill be a 2nd degree if i pass" but ill enjoy to keep on reading this forum.

yours..lavy

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#130737 - 11/10/04 09:30 AM Re: Styles?
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I'm not sure if I am understanding your question. In WTF Taekwondo(and possible ITF), you are a gup. You start at as 9th gup which is a white belt and work your way down until you are a 1st gup which is a red belt with a black stripe. I am currently a 3rd gup (blue belt with red stripe). Then you test to become a dan (black belt). Dane's expression of a 8th degree yellow belt is incorrect. As with a black belt (dan) you can earn further degrees. There is no 8th degree yellow belt, there is only 1 yellow belt and you are a 8th gup. It takes a minimum of 6 months from 1st gup to black belt. To become a second dan it could be year or more depending on time and skills learned. From there on I don't know how much time must be put in but I do know there is a lot to learn. In our WTF organization I am only aware of one test that has to be taken for at least 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th dan. More is required at these tests of course as you grow as you are to know more. Hope this makes sense. Somebody can correct me if I missed something.

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#130738 - 11/11/04 03:48 PM Re: Styles?
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i have been a first degree bb for about 2-3 years i would say, soon im getting my 2nd degree bb,

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#130739 - 01/02/05 06:20 AM Re: Styles?
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Im doing seal lung kung fu and finding it good
the main thing i wish to train on is adapting to my opponents moves so being free of a strict style if i understand the principles of the techniques i am being taught and learn to use them in whatever the situation this will make me a better Martial Artist

My favoroute quote is (im not sure if these are exact words but very similar) "if u graze my skin i shall pierce ure flesh, if u pierce my flesh i shall break ure bones ,if u break my bones i will take ure life" Bruce Lee. Tao of JKD

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