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Learning to Love Running: Part I

Running is like the broccoli of conditioning. A lot of people run because they understand it's good for them, but they see it as a necessary evil. . . In honor of Zach Farrell finishing the Philadelphia Marathon last November,…

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First Annual USTA Seminar – Warwick, NY

On November 2, 2019, RVTKD instructors William Tuman and Matthew Roncone traveled to Warwick, New York for the first annual United States Taekwondo Association seminar. Organized by USTA President Doug Cook Kwanjangnim (also Founder and Head Instructor of Chosun Taekwondo…

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Cutting the Candle

[SPOILER ALERT! The following post contains analyses of a form (Pal Gwe O Jang) you may not have learned and a popular HBO series you may not have seen (Game of Thrones). If you find yourself in either boat, read…

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Wrapup – Special Training 2019

Summer Special Training 2019 seemed especially satisfying, and I've heard nothing but positive feedback from all participants. Part of the event's success was due to our thought-provoking guest instructor, Andrew Benioff, Ee Dan Ji Do Kwan. Andrew traveled to our…

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Our New Promotion Exam Format

Longtime students at RVTKD know that the format of our promotion exams has remained basically unchanged since the school's founding in 1997. Like most of our practices, it carries forward traditions passed down from previous generations of instructors. Over this…

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Echoes of Jingwu

See how RVTKD's unique new self-study program in seven extracurricular achievement areas resembles, in some small way, an innovative Kung Fu school in early 20th Century China.
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