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Post # 181
Top Sat 24th Apr 2010 22:41
Midnight Star

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well done Al !!! Thats great news! Was it i good grading? Did you have to travel down south for it or did Master N come up north to you?
Post # 182
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We travelled down to HQ for it, there were 4 grading to 6th degree, 4 going to 4th, 7 to 3rd, 1 to 2nd, and 2 going for 1st degree. 100% pass rate which is really good.

I was devestated about my destruction, it did not go well at all!!! Jumping reverse turning kick and jumping turning kick failed on both legs for both of them  I just cant get my hips to rotate properly because of my back problem to allow me to do those kicks but I was allowed to do reverse side kick instead which thankfully I got through.

Post # 183
Top Sun 25th Apr 2010 13:27
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main thing is, you passed! Dont dwell on the breaking. Iv had that problem several times but usually at competitions. Break brilliantly at my club leading up to comp,then totally mess up on the day. Also diff boards produce diff results. Did you take your own wooden boards or were they provided for you? I found some brilliant pine stuff at Harlows timber merchants. One inch thick and they cut it to size. Dried it out well and broke like a dream. Suprisingly given we still use the old wooden free standing horse. You loose some force when they move!
Post # 184
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 08:01
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I made the mistake of not taking my own boards, won't be doing that again in a hurry I will tell you lol.

I think it is a psychological thing too you have to believe you will break before you attempt it. I think I was more concerned about hurting my back than anything to start with. I am just glad it's over.

Star of the day though was Mr Mike Carr (wipeout from tkd source) he had a brilliant grading!!!
Post # 185
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 09:07
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Yep its def psychological too. I know we get 'judge' on your attitude toward the break also. It doesn't bode well for you if you walk up to the horse and start shying away from it or looking like you don't dare whack it!

You have to show confidence with breaking a think-even if you don't think it! But i struggled with my dangling air break on my 3rd degree test. This was cus on my 2nd degree test,it was the 1st time i'd ever tried a break like this. I did reverse turning kick on it 3 times and all i did was almost smash my heel to bits! Was in some serious pain for 6 weeks after and mild pain for weeks after that. So you can imagine what my 3rd dan test was like,knowing i had to do the same thing. I gave it fully welly on my first attempt as i'd said before,i'm only gonna attempt it once,so if i hit it full whack and it still don't break,thats it. Wasnt prepared to be in plaster! However,i did still give it a 2nd go! LOL. still didnt break so there was no way in hell i was doing it a 3rd time!

How many boards were you expected to break with your foot techniques?
Post # 186
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 12:25
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well i did just put a post askin where ya 3rd gold stripe was below ya name,but as i posted it, your 3rd stripe appeared!!

Freaky!

so i've had to edit mypost now lol

Post # 187
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:21
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Freaky  lol

Soz took me a while to apply for them, well i only started at 9 so a couple of hours. All done now, congratulations to everyone that promoted. Certificates are on there way .

 

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Post # 188
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:26
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. Certificates are on there way .

 

Alright for some..............

Post # 189
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:38
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Fishing

Lol, sorry but i wondered if you would bite

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Post # 190
Top Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:39
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You know me!
Post # 191
Top Tue 27th Apr 2010 11:20
Alasdair Walkinshaw

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I keep finding more and more bruises and sore bits from Saturday. Got a few up and down my ribs but luckilly my jaw is better after a nice reverse hook kick to it
Post # 192
Top Tue 27th Apr 2010 11:30
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Ouch!!!

Ribs hurt real bad. Just try not to sneeze! lol

 

Post # 193
Top Tue 27th Apr 2010 16:08
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Quote from Alasdair Walkinshaw - 27th Apr 2010 11:20 View
I keep finding more and more bruises and sore bits from Saturday. Got a few up and down my ribs but luckilly my jaw is better after a nice reverse hook kick to it

I did see that reverse hook kick, shame you didn't Al

facile est inventis addere.
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Post # 194
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 11:25
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I keep finding more and more bruises and sore bits from Saturday. Got a few up and down my ribs but luckilly my jaw is better after a nice reverse hook kick to it

I did see that reverse hook kick, shame you didn't Al

I may not have seen it but I sure felt it lol. It was a cracking kick though absolutely top drawer. I had one hell of a headache on Saturday night until I had some "indomitable" spirits to drink ;-)

Post # 195
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 11:37
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I keep finding more and more bruises and sore bits from Saturday. Got a few up and down my ribs but luckilly my jaw is better after a nice reverse hook kick to it

I did see that reverse hook kick, shame you didn't Al

I may not have seen it but I sure felt it lol. It was a cracking kick though absolutely top drawer. I had one hell of a headache on Saturday night until I had some "indomitable" spirits to drink ;-)




oi you i patented that catchphrase

Post # 196
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 12:01
Alasdair Walkinshaw

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I should have put Mr Mullin's indomitable spirits lol
Post # 197
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 12:51
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I should have put Mr Mullin's indomitable spirits lol

Well as long as you persevered and drank the whole bottle

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Post # 198
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 15:56
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I should have put Mr Mullin's indomitable spirits lol

Well as long as you persevered and drank the whole bottle

I persevered until 4.30am, only gave up as it was 23 hours since I got out of bed and had to go to work on Sunday morning. To be fair it was purely for medicinal purposes, honest it was

Post # 199
Top Wed 28th Apr 2010 23:19
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yeah yeah Al. You keep tellin yourself that **hic**
Post # 200
Top Thu 29th Apr 2010 12:21
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Is it just me, or do the dates on the invitation for the Master Choi Master Class in Croatia not tally up??

Confused.....!!!

(I need to get back to work....i have too much spare time on my hands,evidently!)

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