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#309318 - 12/20/06 02:34 AM Introducing myself
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Hey all im new to this forum but i've found it all very interesting and sum of it even useful. I am currently a brown belt 2nd Kup and have been training for about 10months, i am from australia and my style is Rhee Taekwondo,i train under Master Chong Chul Rhee the founder of Taekwondo in Australia. So just though i'd introduce myself and i look forward to discussing my passion off martial arts with other people like me :P

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#309319 - 12/20/06 02:38 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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#309320 - 12/20/06 04:07 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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G'day mate, congratulations on winning the Ashes (grrrr!)
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#309321 - 12/20/06 04:31 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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Hi, good to meet you. Can't wait to read your opinions.
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#309322 - 12/20/06 10:59 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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Nice to meet u here. Welcome.
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#309323 - 12/27/06 04:37 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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10 months? 2nd kub? It took me 11 years to become black belt hahaha (ok I took a break of 2 years when I was 14) but still... damn
Anyway, have a nice stay;)

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#309324 - 12/27/06 05:19 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: sgtZipper]
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haha yer i train hard and my instructor sees that so i guess he feels he can promote me. 11 years? wow the average is usually 3-4. Can i ask wat Type of Taekwon-do u train in Zipper?

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#309325 - 12/27/06 05:43 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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Sure, I train Ch'ang Hon ITF style.
I got my first kub in 2000, but I got bored, so I stopped in 2001. In 2004 I picked it up again.
When I returned lots had changed, our school was changing from 'style' or bond. So when I returned I had to learn the 'sine-wave' and other stuff, but my siter got her 1st dan, so that's why I HAD to get it too haha. (she started doing taekwon-do at the age of 14, I started when I was 7 )
When I returned I wasn't that fanatic, I trained once or twice a week, sometimes I didn't train for a whole month....
But I became Dutch Tuls Champion in 2005, while I wasn't training a lot, so that got me motivated to do more.
Turning 18 also made me think it would be a good age to get my 1st dan.
I have my 1st dan since May 28th.
So technically I could have been 1st dan waaay earlier (not as fast as you got your 2nd kub), but I'm glad about the way it went.
Ok... you didn't ask for my life story sorry

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#309326 - 12/27/06 07:07 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: sgtZipper]
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hahaha no i didint but good to hear it anywayz lol, my instructor thinks i should b able to go for my blackbelt in november of 2007 so that should b cool, i do Rhee Taekwon-Do i dont no if uve heard of it b4 but we practice non-contact full power sparring and we do not enter into competition at all. It is a pure martial art thats main objective is self-defence and defence of the weak. I'd b interested to no if u have ever heard of Rhee Taekwon-Do or of it's Founder Master Chong Chul Rhee and wat is the Dutch Tuls, out of curiosity?

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#309327 - 12/27/06 10:06 AM Re: Introducing myself [Re: jasperdaman]
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non-contact full power sparring




Isn't that oxymoronic? I mean I see the concept, but surely you can't actually go 'full power' if it's non-contact?
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