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MARTIAL ARTS


  MARTIAL ARTS


      General information

              Fighting

              About the term "martial arts"

              What is a martial art?

              What makes a martial art an art?

              Categories of martial arts

              Types of martial arts

              Why study a martial art?

              Mas Oyama on the martial arts

              Physical or mental

              Martial arts vs. religion

              Martial arts beliefs

              Inconvenient truths

              Multiple martial arts ranks

              Fine martial arts

              Getting serious

              Martial arts criticism

              Best martial art?


      Concepts

              "Do" or "the way"

              Ki

              Meditation

              Yin-Yang

              Osu

              Dokkodo

              Seppuku

              Cheetah and gazelle

              Rock, Scissors, Paper


      Styles

              System vs. style

              Some systems

              Defending your style

              Apples and oranges

              Does it float?

              Brand loyalty

              Getting personal

              Deadly arts

              Is boxing a martial art?


        Styles list

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      Fraud


        Recognizing

              What is fraud?

              What is martial arts fraud?

              Organizations

              Certificate mills

              Pseudo-masters

              Sokes

              Ostentatious behavior

              Urban legends

              Stunts exposed

              ROCK


        Methods

              Super salespeople

              Pseudoscience

              Anecdotal evidence

              Placebo effect

              Selective perception

              Faulty memory

              Herd behavior

              Mind games

              Strange sensations


        Detecting

          Methods

              The truth

              Scientific method

              Deductive arguments

              Use logic

              Detecting fallacies

              Be aware of errors

              Lie detection

              Lies you hear

          Verification

              Accreditation

              Military service claims

              Military separation codes

              Military reenlistment codes


        Avoiding

              Don't be a victim

              Stop and think

              Avoidance

              Poisonous tree

              Bottom line

              Test yourself


      Research

              Techniques

              Training

              Competition

              Health

              Equipment

              Injuries

              Benefits


      Quotations

              Set 1

              Set 2

              Set 3

              Set 4

              Set 5

              Set 6

              Set 7

              Set 8

              Set 9

              Set 10

             

    TAEKWONDO


      Information about taekwondo

        About

              What it IS NOT

              What it IS

              Misconceptions

              Karate vs taekwondo

              Sport vs traditional

              Things learned

              Things you do in class

        Benefits

              Benefits

              Children

              Ethics

              Stress reduction

              Philosophical aspects

              Psychological aspects

        Past and present

              Legends

              Changes

              Post 9/11

              Modern taekwondo


      History of taekwondo

              Preface

              Chapter 1: Introduction

              Chapter 2: Ancient beginning

              Chapter 3: Korean geography

              Chapter 4: Ancient Korea

              Chapter 5: Three Kingdoms Era

              Chapter 6: Subak and Sonbae

              Chapter 7: Subak and Hwarang

              Chapter 8: Koryo Dynasty

              Chapter 9: Joseon Dynasty

              Chapter 10: Korea divided

              Chapter 11: Taekwondo development

              Chapter 12: Korean War

              Chapter 13: Turning point

              Chapter 14: Early masters

              Chapter 15: Choi Hong Hi

              Chapter 16: Growth

              Chapter 17: Competitionalization

              Chapter 18: Exportation

              Chapter 19: International Taekwondo Federation

              Chapter 20: World Taekwondo Federation

              Chapter 21: Sport taekwondo

              Chapter 22: Traditional versus sport taekwondo

              Chapter 23: Taekwondo in the United States

              Chapter 24: American taekwondo organizations

              Chapter 25: New techniques

              Chapter 26: Road to the Olympics

              Chapter 27: Taekwondo today

              Sources


      Korean culture

              Korean seal

              Korean emblem

              Korean national flower

              Korean national celebrations

              Korean individual celebrations

              Korean holidays

              Korean calendar

              Korean relationships

              Korean astrology


      Terminology

              Terms

              Translators

             

  MARTIAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS


    Organizations

              About organizations

              Power corrupts

             

  MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS


    SCHOOLS


      Facility

              Training area

              Floor covering

              Mirrors


      Flags

        American flag

              History

              Timeline

              Meaning

              Code

              Special display

              Pledge

              Anthem

              Folding

              Sources

        South Korean flag

              Origin

              Meaning

              Pledge

              Anthem

              Sources

        Other flags

              Olympic

              AAU


      OWNERS


        Ownership

              Should I own

              Things to consider

              Business structure

              Should I incorporate

              Business plan

              Planning


        Marketing

              What is marketing

              Marketing tips

              Prospects

              Attracting adults

              Customers

              Being different

              Demonstrations

              Black belt coin


        Problems

              Reprimands

              Misbehavior

              Complaints

              Lawsuits


        Management

              Total Quality Management

              Pareto Principle

              Boyd's Decision Cycle


        Leadership

              Qualities of good leaders

              Patton on leadership style

              Stockdale's leadership style

              Attila's leadership style

              Marine Corps leadership style

              SEAL leadership style

              Command respect

              Professionals

              Succession

              Geese leadership


      INSTRUCTORS


        Instructor issues

              Choose a discipline

              Learn from others

              Amateur versus professional

              Black belt prestige

              Critics of traditional teaching

              Instructors care

              Making swords

              Instructing parable

              Student versus instructor

              Don Quixote


        Student issues

              Types of students

              Too young? Too old?

              Student motivation

              Teamwork

              Self-esteem

              Group effect

              Student burnout

              Inattention

              Helping students cope

              Music while training


        Instructing techniques

              Traditional teaching style

              Teaching methods

              Easing the stress of speaking

              Commanding voice

              Self-assessment

              Chunking

              Instructing tips

              Parables

              Analogies

              Training drills


      STUDENTS


        Finding a school

              Starting your search

              How to find a school

              How to visit a school

              Avoiding faux pas

              Questions to ask

              Factors to consider

              Factors to NOT consider

              McDojang/McDojo

              Traditional vs. modern

              New styles of martial arts

              Level of contact

              Instructor types

              Instructor considerations

              Business aspects

              Subject matter experts


        Getting started

              First class

              Things instructors want you to know

              Beginner tips

              Fitting in

              Servitude

              Loyalty

              Dealing with winning

              Dealing with losing

              Student-instructor relationship

              Secrets to being a good student

              How to fail

              Whiners

              Don't fool yourself


        Documents

              Waiver of liability

              Permission for medical treatment

              Contracts

              Sample ripoff contract

              School requirements

              Club constitution

              Club bylaws


        Class procedures

              Class protocol

              Class etiquette

              Respect

              Bowing

              Yes sir! No ma'am!

              Class session

              Student pledge

              Student tenets

              Student oath

              Student creed

              Code of conduct

              Other guiding principles

              Counting


        Achieving your best

              Setting goals

              Achieving goals

              Picture yourself

              Learn from the best

              Being the best

              How to become the best

              When your best isn't enough

              Peak performance

              Achieving success

              Black belt

              Considering teaching?

              Carried to the extreme

              Competence


        Learning

              Knowledge is power

              Steps to learning

              Distance learning

              Playing your cards

              The unfettered mind

              Desiderata

             

MARTIAL ARTS RANK AND APPAREL

   

  RANK AND APPAREL


      Rank

              About rank

              Hierarchy (coming soon)

              Meaningfulness of ranks and belts


      Uniforms

              The uniform

              Care of the uniform

              History of the uniform

              Why white?

              The modern uniform


      Belts

              About belts

              Belt system

              Belt history

              Belt symbolism

             

  TAEKWONDO CURRICULUM 


    TECHNIQUES


      About techniques

              Development

              Usage

              Terminology

              Performance

              Variations

              Contact points

              More information


      Concepts

              Hidden chamber

              Linear vs. circular

              Snap decisions

              Kiai/kiyup

              Concentration

              Focus

              Control

              Timing

              Quickness

              Reaction time

              Rebounding

              Hammer principle

              Chickens

              Is more better?

              Hick's Law

              Tips from aikido


      Stances

          About

              About stances

              Posture

              Leg tension

              Resting positions

          Stances

              Notes about stance descriptions

              Parallel ready stance

              Attention stance

              Sitting stance

              Front stance

              Back stance

              Fixed stance

              Cat stance

              Reverse back stance

              Crane stance

              Fighting stance

              Other stances


      Movement

          Concepts

              Stability

              Coordination

              Hand-foot-hip timing

              Reflexes

              Don't be jerky

          Techniques

              Footwork

              Shifting

              Stepping

              Pivoting

              Lunging

              Spinning

              Jumping

              Jumping and spinning


      Power

          Force

              About force

              Application of force

          Power

              Physics of power

              Flow of power

              Measured power

              Maximum power

              More about power

          Scores of power

              Muscles

              Laws of motion

              Action-reaction

              Rotation

              Relaxation-tension-relaxation

          Developing power

              Timing

              Chamber-extend-retract

              Linear/thrusting motion

              Hips

              Hip rotation

              Hip snap-winding-sine wave-sawtooth

              Dropping


      Breathing

              About breathing

              Importance of proper breathing

              Deep breathing

              Pattern breathing

              Stillness


      Blocks

              About blocks

              Physics of blocking

              Blocking effectiveness

              Guard

              Types of blocks

              Single versus double bone blocks

              Blocking techniques

              Jamming

              Block and counterattack


      Attacks

              Methods of delivery

              Arm attacks

              Leg attacks

              Head butts


      Kicks

          About kicks

              Ways kicks are used

              Types of kicks

              Powerful kicks

              Devastating kicks

              Lethal kicks

              Quicker kicks

          Kicking techniques

              Evolution of taekwondo kicks

              Kicking tips

              Front kicks

              Back kicks

              Side kicks

              Round kicks

              Hook kicks

              Crescent kicks

              Heel kicks

              Axe kicks

              Twist kicks

              Knee kicks

              Shin kicks

              Ground kicks

              Other kicks


      Punches

          About punches

              About punches

              History of punching

              Punch physics

              Power punchers

              Bare-knuckle punching

              To punch or not to punch

          Punching concepts

              Horizontal vs. vertical fist

              Twisting a punch

              Sequence of forces

              Lockout vs. snapback

              Pulling punches

              Follow-through vs. focused

              Cocking a punch

              Push-pull

          Punching theory

              Types of fists

              Fist clenching

              Hand and wrist alignment

              Hand strength

              Head tilt

              Telegraphing a punch

              Headhunting

              Body shots

              Extended punch

          Punching techniques

              Punching basics

              Fore-fist/straight punch

              Jab punch

              Cross punch

              Hook punch

              Uppercut punch

              Other punches

              Punching tips


      Strikes

              About strikes

              Knife-hand strikes

              Ridge-hand strikes

              Back-fist strikes

              Bottom-fist strikes

              Palm-heel strikes

              Claw strikes

              Elbow strikes

              Forearm strikes

              Other strikes


      Thrusts

              About thrusts

              Types of thrusts


      Chokes and strangles

              About chokes and strangles

              Effects of chokes and strangles

              Choke and strangle safety

              Choke and strangle resuscitation

              Choke and strangle techniques

              Choke and strangle defense


      Falling

              About falling

              Falling safety

              Front fall

              Back fall

              Side fall

              Front rolling fall

              Flip fall


      Grappling

              About grappling


      Releases

              About releases


      Throws

              About throws


      Sweeps

              About sweeps


      Holds

              About holds


      Gripping

              About gripping


      Locks and bars

              About locks and bars


      Pressure points

              About pressure points


    PATTERNS


      Fundamentals

              What are patterns?

              Why study patterns?

              Pattern development

              History of patterns

              Pattern usefulness

              Pattern sets

              Stages of pattern training

              Differences

              Meaning of closed fist


      Performance

              Learning process

              Standards

              Considerations

              Mental or physical?

              Speed changes

              Power of pause

              Punctuation

              Stomping

              Tips

              Perfection

              Judging


      Pattern sets

        ITF pattern set

              Chon-ji

              Dan-gun

              Do-san

              Won-hyo

              Yul-gok

              Joong-gun

              Toi-gye

              Hwa-rang

              Choong-mu

              Kwang-gae

              Po-eun

              Gae-baek

              Eui-am

              Choong-jang

              Juche

              Ko-dang

              Sam-il

              Yu-sin

              Choi-yong

              Yon-gae

              Ul-ji

              Moon-moo

              So-san

              Se-jong

              Tong-il


          Other pattern sets

              WT pattern set

              ATA pattern set

              TA pattern sets

              No arms pattern set

              Ki-bon


    SPARRING


      Fundamentals

              About sparring

              Sources

          Evolution of sparring

              In the beginning

              Counting Coop

              Pierre de Coubertin

              Jigero Kano

              Gichin Funakoshi

              Taekwondo sparring

              Ways sparring is used

              Point vs. continuous sparring

              New vs.traditional kicking techniques

              New sparring strategies

              Continuous sparring considerations

              Evolution continues

          Sparring equipment

              Sparring helmets

              Sparring protective equipment

              Safety fosters danger in sparring

          Types of sparring

              Types of sparring

              Step-sparring

          Free-sparring

              What is free-sparring?

              Types of free-sparring

              Point-sparring

              No-contact vs. full-contact sparring

              Senior citizen sparring


      Attitude

              Awareness

              Right mind

              Mental fitness

              Performing under pressure

              Get into the zone

              Getting hit

              Dealing with anxiety

              Dealing with mistakes

              Being a better fighter

              No mercy

              Pilsung


      Strategies

              Sparring strategies

              Ancient stratagems

              Some sparring strategies

              Develop a sparring strategy

              Watch and learn

              Time management

              Opportunity

              Aiuchi


      Tactics

              Sparring tactics

              Range

              Movement

              Controlling the ring

              Attacking

              Combinations

              Counterattacking

              Avoiding punches

              Clinching

              Backpedaling

              Acting

              Deceiving

              Drawing

              Feinting and faking

              Cutting off

              Entering the void

              Bridging the gap

              Rushing

              Blitzing

              Leading ducks

              Flinching

              Use vision

              Look Beyond

              Speed

              Centerline

              Slaphappy

              Red or blue


      Techniques

              Quality of techniques

              Sparring stances

              Hands up

              Which lead is best?

              Lefties rule

              Open or closed position

              Sparring punches

              Sparring kicks

              When to fire

              Follow-through

              Counterattacks are quicker


      Tips

              Sparring tips

              More sparring tips


    TRAINING


      Fundamentals

              About training

              Why train?

              Training research

              Ten physical skills

              Components of fitness

              Laws of training

              Warnings

              Morning training

              Evening training

              Energy usage

              Energy conservation

              Train your brain

              Mistakes in training

              Training tips

              Trainer tips

              Training secret

              Cross-training

              Burnout

              Strength factors

              Strength and age

              Body types

              Performance factors

              HRmax

              Components of fitness

              Create self-change

              Fine-tuning

              Sheep or wolf?

              Odds and ends


      Equipment

              Exercise equipment

              Home gym

              DIY suspension straps

              Using a body shield safely

              Hand wraps


      Techniques

              Warm-up

              Cool-down

              Visualization and guided imagery

              Navy Physical Readiness Test

              Heavy bag training

              Shadowboxing

              Coordination test

              Abdominal muscles

              FITT factors

              MICT-HIIT-SIT

              Wave run

              Tabata method

              SAID

              Quick draw


      Exercise

              Principles of exercise

              Exercise and weight control

              Women and exercise

              Exercises to avoid

              Specific exercises

              Stretching and flexibility

              Plyometrics

              Exercises for better jumping

              Training drills

              Push-ups


      Health

              First aid

              Self aid

              Body fat index (BMI)

              Dehydration

              Lactic acid

              Soreness

              Asthma

              Steroids

              Infectious diseases

              Sparring injuries

              Pain

              Cumulative trauma

              Knockouts


    Breaking

          About breaking

              What is breaking?

              Why break?

              Why so few injuries?

              Mechanics of breaking

              Wolf's Law

              Forging

              Body parts used for breaking

              Types of breaking

              Types of breaks

          How to break

              Fundamentals of breaking

              Types of breaking materials

              Breaking wood

              Un-spaced vs. spaced breaking

              Performing a break

              Cheating in breaking


    Competition

          Fundaments

              About competitions

              Competition events

          Preparation

              Preparing for a competition

              Competition aggression


    Testing

              About testing

              Self assessment

              Test preparation

              Taking a test

             

  BECOMING A WARRIOR


    Warrior

              What is a warrior?

              Sheep, wolf, or sheepdog

              Warrior mindset

              Warrior spirit

              Warrior temperament


    Protect and defend

              Protect and defend

              Complacency

              Strategies and tactics

              Are you safe?

 More coming soon


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