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JCavin
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: My GREAT TKD experience. Reply with quote

As a counter to the post I see below...

I tried out a local TKD school today(only school that has classes during the day). He's actually someone I trained with as a kid(briefly) and he and I both trained under another guy named Marc McFann here. McFann is an instructor under Inosanto, Ajarn Chai, etc. This TKD instructor trained with him for 8 years to supplement his TKD.

As for his TKD rank, he's a 7th degree in the WTA(Anyone have info on this organization? I'm new to TKD and their politics). A real nice guy too.

Anyhow, the class was great. A lot of circuit conditioning mixed with TKD drills. Class was one hour. Afterwards people are free to stay and spar, work on belt requirements, etc. The more formal classes are held at night.

I watched the black belts spar to get a feel for it. It seems typical. Controlled, for the most part. Seemed more about learning than it did about hurting each other, which is something I like. After years of ring fighting I just came to the conclusion that a punch is a punch and a kick is a kick. Doesn't matter what style you do, fighting is pretty straight forward(No i'm not talking about fighting in a sanctioned event. Talking about years as a LEO.).

I enjoyed it and will be signing up on Thursday.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool to hear. I'm glad it was a good, positive experience for you. I believe the WTA is the World Taekwondo Association, and I think it may be an off-shoot of WTF stuff, but not for sure. An internet search didn't reveal much. Good luck with it and keep us posted!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first form they do is chon ji. That would most likely make it an ITF offshoot, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JCavin wrote:
The first form they do is chon ji. That would most likely make it an ITF offshoot, right?

That is the set that the ITF uses but there a lot of non-ITF groups who will also study them.

This the association? http://www.world-taekwondo.com

Seems to be affiliated with the Kukkiwon so WTF?

Anyway good luck with your TKD journey Glad you found a good school.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: My GREAT TKD experience. Reply with quote

"I enjoyed it"

And that what counts - Good Luck in your Training
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
JCavin wrote:
The first form they do is chon ji. That would most likely make it an ITF offshoot, right?

That is the set that the ITF uses but there a lot of non-ITF groups who will also study them.

This the association? http://www.world-taekwondo.com

Seems to be affiliated with the Kukkiwon so WTF?

Anyway good luck with your TKD journey Glad you found a good school.


Seems we have a bit of a mystery here then. JCavin will have to keep us posted!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys
Was just told about this Topic,
Just to answer a few things for you all.
James Cavin did not attend one of my schools,
The World Taekwondo Association - www.world-taekwondo.com
We are WTF Taekwondo but more Tradition based,
We re also from the Chung Do Kwan School of Taekwondo.

We are also members of the Hanminjok Hapkido Federation/ World Kido Federation,
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