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#436268 - 07/10/14 07:14 AM ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
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Ok I have a day for personal training but I have a choice between ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate

What do you think I should?

I'm Ashihara Karate so Japanese based but the sparring in ITF is not to dissimilar to Ashihara Karate sparring.

The only thing is the Sine Wave, and will start again at white belt.

Looking forward to your replies
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#436271 - 07/10/14 08:18 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Dobb

Do you want to do something "different' or are you looking for something more or less what you already know?

Don't know much about Ashihara flavor of karate--so I'm just guessing, but I would think the TKD might be pretty different.

Since you know what your doing there is not really a question of quality, you know what to look for and know a good school/teachers when you see one.

I would try Shotokan--but mainly because I'm training in a Goju flavor of karate and Shotokan is different from what I know. Plus they have some kata I think are interesting.

No matter which one you pick, I'd like to know how it goes, what your impression might be etc.

Good luck!
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#436272 - 07/11/14 05:55 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Hi CXT

Thanks its bias towards ITF TaeKwonDo at present, Shotokan is very similar to my Tang Soo Do and Wado Ryu Days, whereas ITF is very different in various parts of the syllabus

Will do the SineWave for the gradings etc but hope it doesn't affect my existing Karate
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#436280 - 07/15/14 05:32 PM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Sinewave apart, Chang Hon TKD was very much based in Shotokan for a lot of its hand techniques etc (General Choi was reputedly a Shotokan BB). Where it does differ is the selection of kicks.

Not sure if that helps.
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#436281 - 07/16/14 06:41 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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well tonight is the night, will update everyone tomorrow
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#436282 - 07/16/14 10:53 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Good luck!
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#436283 - 07/17/14 05:31 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Went well, enjoyed the class. worked on Sine wave and a few other techniques

Did 4 directional blocking and punching.

The Instructor 2nd Degree advised me at the end of class that he's not qualified enough to teach me as i would have to train with his Instructor who is a 7th Degree. I advised I am still a White belt in TaeKwonDo but it is due to my grade in my main style as I out rank him

Shame as he's a good instructor and I would be happy to learn from him
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#436284 - 07/17/14 08:33 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Good of him to mention it.

Well, if he's good and you'd like to just learn the system, why not ask him.
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#436285 - 07/17/14 01:16 PM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Sounds like it was an interesting class.

It was cool of the guy to mention his concerns about rank. Clearly you impressed him.

Speaks well of the guy teaching.
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#436287 - 07/18/14 06:17 AM Re: ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate???? [Re: Dobbersky]
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I await the Response from his Instructor

I'm Happy to train with the Instructor, Its not as if I'm going to be given an honourary grade in TaeKwonDo or anything so I'm happy to start at White belt 10th Kup
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