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Two Remote Training Options

The results are in, and the two things that generated the most interest among RVTKD students were: an unstructured way for you to get feedback on whatever you're focused on a discussion group on a martial arts book VIDEO FEEDBACK…

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Day Seven: Sunday, April 26

Music none Mistakes Pyung Ahn Ee Dan (distracted by a particularly good side kick, self-congratulation led to immediate mind blank) Taegeuk Ee Jang (conflated with Sam Jang and switched entire last segment) Dan Gun (mind blank after downblock/upward block combination)…

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Day Six: Saturday, April 25

Music none Mistakes Taegeuk Pal Jang¬†(conflated with Taegeuk O Jang, did entire second half of the wrong form, didn't realize until last technique!) Chintae (transposed downblock with suto block at beginning of last segment) Osipsabo (stepped forward instead of backward…

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Day Five: Friday, April 24

Music none Mistakes Choong Moo (mind blanked after the back kick because I was thinking about Dr. Tito, our 97 year old neighbor, being wheeled out of his apartment while I was on the way downstairs to train)1 Sipjin (mind…

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Day Four: Thursday, April 23

Music none Mistakes Cheonkwon (skipped a technique at the beginning while thinking about the difference between the Kukkiwon standard and the way we do this form in our school) Bassai (stepped forward on third suto block instead of backward) Conclusions…

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Day Three: Wednesday, April 22

Music all three Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs tracks on shuffle Mistakes Pyung Ahn Cho Dan (spaced at top of I and had to start over) Do San (spaced on first inside chop of very last combination) Won Hyo (remained…

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Day Two: Tuesday, April 21

Music Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs, then Thank You for Today Mistakes Do San (mind blank starting final segment at bottom of I, ironically because my mind wandered to thinking about how well the forms were going so far…

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Day One: Monday, April 20

Music Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, then Lady Gaga The Fame Monster 1 Mistakes Pyung Ahn Sam Dan (escape and pull to head, should've been to body) Dan Gun (last segment, did suto block instead of inside…

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Seven Days of Training Many Poomsae

In a previous post, I wrote about ways to practice poomsae: what to do and think about, how to evaluate what's working and what's not, and how to improve and make a form your own. I thought it might be…

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Ideas for Special Training 2020

We won't be in isolation forever, and it seems likely that we'll be able to reopen the dojang and return to our normal training in late spring or early summer. This means it's not too soon to start planning a…

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