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#393753 - 05/06/08 08:50 PM Re: The Slaughter Of Innocent Boards [Re: flynch]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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i'm gonna go for 5 board sidekick and 4 board elbow smash for my 2nd dan test.
Are you ok!?!? It was an accident! No really! I promise!

#393754 - 05/06/08 10:03 PM Re: The Slaughter Of Innocent Boards [Re: TKD_X]
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I have heard that the medical profesion has said that repeated punching/striking of hard objects, like that which is done in conditioning can cause damage over time. I was once told that the conditioning of the hands was done when fighters toughened their bodies to become weapons. However, today, since people live longer, these types of disabilities surface. I think it is no different for a carpet installer, who gets bad knees from their work or a runner who develops bad knees from all the pounding. As far as breaking goes, I am not sure that if fits in the same boat as the repeated forging against hard surfaces. I would be more worried about the possible trauma from all the kicking, not the bord breaking.
Like Mr. Flynch says, no breaking for kids. No way

#393755 - 05/07/08 07:42 AM Re: The Slaughter Of Innocent Boards [Re: TKD_X]
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Registered: 04/20/08
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Loc: Falmouth, Maine USA

i'm gonna go for 5 board sidekick and 4 board elbow smash for my 2nd dan test.

I don't think these three black rebreaks are worn down that much, but somewhere between 5 and 6.75 boards (and pay no attention to the wandering back hand!)
sam dan Songham Taekwondo The learning has just begun...

#393756 - 08/01/08 08:55 AM Re: The Slaughter Of Innocent Boards [Re: jeff_andle]
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I did my first board break recently for my yellow belt test. It made me realize that I need to badly work on my targeting. I was glad I went to practice that morning because I'm friends with one of the black belts there and she offered to help prepare me for my test. That was when I first found out that I would have to break a board. Nobody told me before hand. At least she helped me mentally prepare for the board break. I can't wait to break my next board because I felt very proud of myself after completing the break.
If you're tired, kick some more. Your opponent most likely has extra kicks to spare on you.

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