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12
Feb

Discover The Peaceful Philosophy Of Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do, while being a fighting art, has a philosophy of peace and its purpose is to bring about a more peaceful world. In its efforts toward this goal, it starts by building the individual. Through its practice and teachings, it works toward building a person with strong character, a good personality, and one who is moral and ethical in daily life.
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10
Feb

My first MST (Master and SUSA training)

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What is the curriculum of the day?

I wasn’t sure what to expect for my first SUSA training. An email was sent out to think about the biggest issue in teaching round house kick to white belts and what would be a better method. I assumed it was going to be additional instructor and teaching technique training for the next hour and a half. As we were warming up and going through the drills I was still waiting for the topic of the day to come up.

 

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08
Feb

About Tae Kwon Do Poomsaes

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Origins of Tae Kwon Do Poomsae

Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that is practiced in general to protect a person from outside threats in the world. It is a practice that helps a person learns how to be defensive. This art was used in ancient Korea, but it has now spread around the world. Poomsae is a form of Tae Kwon Do and refers to the manner of teaching the art and practicing it while incorporating certain types of conduct.
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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.