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shazaam
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like board breaking techniques to train for "finishing strikes". After you take someone down for example, board breaking hammerfist to the side of the neck...that is going to hurt in the morning!!
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mskickerusa
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Joined: 13 Oct 2003
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
Styles: tae kwon do

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like real wood boards even though they are expensive. the rebreakable ones wear dowm in a month or less with constant use. also, the rebreakable boards are very difficult for young children becasue we have some kids who are only 5. i ldefinetly would go with the wood boards.
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tufrthanu
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Joined: 29 Aug 2003
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Location: Minnetonka, MN
Styles: American Tae Kwon Do, Sin Moo HKD, WHF HKD, Song Moo Kwan TKD

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At our school we do very little breaking. Mostly just a step cross side kick into a single board for tests. We only break from 3rd Gup up. Adults get verying sizes, I usually do the 12 inch square job. And the kids usually do just a strip. Btw, how do I know whether im breaking with or against the grain? When I look that where I broke my last one it was several layers. Does that mean it was with or against?
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ZR440
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Joined: 04 Nov 2001
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Location: Michigan
Styles: Filipino

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the wood grain is // to your foot (imagine a line from your heel to your toes) then it's with the grain. If the imaginary line thru your foot is perpendicular to the wood grain, then you're going against it.
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The Saint
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Joined: 15 Aug 2003
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Location: Dartmouth, NS Canada
Styles: Tae Kwon Do ITF

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebreakable are okay for practise but real wood is way better. We only use real wood for testing.
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fireka
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Joined: 26 Mar 2003
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Styles: isshin-ryu, hopefully soon to study boken-do

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in regards to 'isnt sparring more valueable than breaking." Is kata more valueable than sparring? You can't comapre those two. There two different aspects of training. Breaking is power and focus and really, its math. Sparring is speed, strategy, courage under fire.
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tsukimaster
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a huge stigma with re-breakable boards. In my experience re-breakable boards are viewed as the easy way out. I've never used them myself, maybe because of the stigma. And as we all know, they warp and become weak. I recommend no one uses them.
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