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I wasn’t much for Statistics class in Graduate School.  The professor was a kind gentleman from Korea, with a very strong accent and a stronger mind.   319 more words

Star Spangled Fun 2017

We love the 4th of July in our house, so I can’t let the holiday sneak away without sharing our long weekend fun!

We started the weekend off with Liam’s belt promotion ceremony with Victory Martial Arts. 371 more words


Grappling Revisited

In the previous post on grappling I looked some of of the concepts and training that I believe make up TKD grappling.

In this article would like to go through some specific examples of course it is always difficult to describe a technique in text, however, I hope that you will be able to understand… 616 more words



I stood to the side of the room, hydrating after not taking a break for the duration of class, when he walked up to me and asked “How’s your taekwondo life”? 868 more words

Is Vladimir Putin a judo fraud? An investigation

By Derek Hawkins

Vladimir Putin’s martial arts skills are the stuff of legend. Thanks to a steady stream of fawningcoverage from Russian state media – often repeated uncritically in American news outlets – Putin is widely reputed to be some sort of high-level expert in judo, his abilities so impressive and so well-known that they have become a metaphor for his governing style. 1,135 more words


My Journey to Second Degree Black Belt

I earned my first-degree black belt on February 19, 2011.  As a first-degree I  got serious about competing. I competed in tournaments in the northeast region from new England to Virginia Beach.   343 more words


Summer Training

I’ve decided to continue my training here in China to prep for a Taiwan competition next month. There is also a Hong Kong one but I’m over age so I’ll just be coaching and spectating. 87 more words