Starting Tae Kwon Do at 50. Are You Nuts? – David Haynes, author

Starting Tae Kwon Do at 50. Are You Nuts? – David Haynes, author

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Water aerobics would make more sense; or maybe even yoga, so why choose one of the “hardest” of hard martial arts, known for its powerful, and sometimes aerial, kicks? The short answer is that it was accidental. My 11-year-old son wanted to give it a try, so I brought him in to Koryo Do School of Tae Kwon Do for a try out class because it was the closest to our house. I took a seat, intending to relax while I watched my son work up a seat. I only got to sit for about five minutes before being invited to join in and learn some simple self-defense moves. I was hooked. Unfortunately, my son discontinued coming after about a year, but I continued. Almost four years and about 1500 hours of…
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How to Choose a Martial Arts School

How to Choose a Martial Arts School

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This is a question that I don’t get too often but that I try to answer every time I receive a call of a potential new student.  Of course most callers start the conversation with; how much do you charge?  This is understandable as most people don’t understand the difference between the martial arts so they try to compare them based on a measure they understand: money.  However if at any time the phrase of comparing apples to oranges ever fit in a situation this [caption id="attachment_688" align="alignright" width="300"] Picking the right school for me[/caption] is it. First, let me emphasize that not all martial arts are the same.  To help people understand I normally start with the basic category of “hard” versus “soft” .  In other words, schools that…
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