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08
Dec

Sparring In Taekwondo (Part 1)

In the discipline of Taekwondo, sparring between two practitioners is known as Kyeorugi. It’s a common feature in any good
Taekwondo class, and it’s also heavily featured in most Taekwondo competitions. Taekwondo sparring is a type of mock
combat which features a realistic struggle for the upper hand without using the full power of the participant’s abilities. The
intent is to learn and practice, not to cause injuries. In formal, competitive sparring, intentionally or accidentally injuring
one’s opponent carries potentially severe penalties.
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29
Nov

MUSA (Warrior) Rank Promotion Test

Part 3: Kwon Bub (Method of Using the Fist)

29
Nov

The Benefits Of Taekwondo For Children

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Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts across the world. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness recommends this Korean martial art for children as young as 6 years old. However, you can find classes for younger children and can sign up your child for a taekwondo class once they turn 4. A lot of parents have misconceptions regarding martial arts and think that these classes will teach their children to fight or that they will learn self-defense.
There are other benefits associated with taking a taekwondo class.
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Masters Bio

Taekwondo Master Yoo

Grand Master Sung Keun Yoo

  • 7th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Kum Ye Do (Swordsmanship)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • Graduate of Yong In University, Korea (major in Tae Kwon Do and Physical Education)
  • Korean Tigers Demonstration Team and Self Defense Coach
  • World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Demonstration Coach 1993 Madison Square Garden
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Master Kwang Tae Kim

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do.

Master Kim is a graduate of Kei Myung University, South Korea and was a member of their demonstration team. He regularly competes internationally and has won Tournament Champion.

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Master Drew Vanover

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th degree black belt – Kum Ye Do

He is a two time Hong-Ik Tournament Champion and New York State Champion. Most recently he earned the 2011 Bronze medal at the US Open. He is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation certified Master with over 15 years teaching experience.

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Master Joe Lipman

  • 4th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do

Master Joe has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team Training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a bronze medal in the Yong-In University Presidential Cup.

Master Patrick Malonso

Master Patrick Malonso

  • 5th degree black belt – Taekwondo
  • Master Patrick has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a Gold medal in the Yong In University Presidental Cup.