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Dojang Closed Until February 2022

We're sorry to say that a convergence of two forces we can't control requires us to close the dojang, effective immediately. We'll be closed at least through the end of January 2022. We will monitor the pandemic closely and let…

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10-Minute Conditioning Challenge

With New Year’s resolution time upon us, you may be pleased to learn that Luke Ryan, RVTKD Instructor and Partner, has created a deliciously agonizing conditioning routine to share with all RVTKD students and instructors. The challenge: perform ten varied…

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Improve Your Korean: Directions and Categories

If learning Korean Taekwondo terminology seems daunting, it's understandable: the US State Department has included Korean in the top tier of "most difficult" languages for native English speakers to learn.1 The alphabet isn't hard to learn, but the sounds don't…

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Improve Your Korean: Dojang, Tti

While doing research for another project, I stumbled upon a term that I thought I knew well, but which I recently realized I've been mispronouncing for decades. The word 도복, which is usually Romanized as "dobok" is usually pronounced like…

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Taekwondo Terminology Flash Card Decks

In support of our effort to use Korean terminology for techniques and routine commands in class, these flash card decks are now available for our instructors and students. Be aware that all flash cards use Hangeul (the Korean written alphabet)…

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“But I hate. . . “

I dislike planking for the same reason I dislike Tetris: there's no way to win, only to lose a little more slowly. It happens often enough to be "a thing" worth writing about: an RVTKD student will tell me in…

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