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Lima Taekwondo Academy
LIMA TAEKWONDO ACADEMY Over the past sixteen years, Lima Taekwondo and Martial Arts Academy (Culver City and Torrance locations) has established itself as one of the premiere martial arts studios in the state of California providing high quality instruction and attracting a large number of students from all over the great Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and the South Bay area. It is a tradition of excellence that has kept students coming back to s...
2009 WTF World Championships
Korea managed to clinch the overall men's title of the 2009 WTF World Taekwondo Championships, which concluded in Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct.18, 2009. China grabbed the overall women's title. In the men's division, Korea won three gold medals and one silver medal for the top place in terms of total points, followed by Iran with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Spain came next with one gold, one silver and one bronze, while Turkey grabbed one gold and two bronz...
Sparring - No EBP and EBP
[The following is to be seen as the opinion only of the writer] Writer- Garry Carpenter, Instructor, Welcome Bay Olympic Taekwondo Club, Tauranga, New Zealand. At the recent 3rd Oceania Championships 2008 the Adidas brand of Electronic Body Pad (EBP) was used by competitors in the sparring-match section. Present were representatives of Adidas, along with support from JOLS (http://www.jols.com.au). Together with the Oceania officials, the support team helped stage ...
New GTMA E-Catalog available on-line
2008-09 New Golden Tiger Catalog is available on-line in E-catalog form. It features Table of Contents, Search, Browse, Zoom and much more. Check out our new catalog with new products and prices at www.gtmacatalog.com
Adidas EBP showcased in Olympic Trial
On April 5, 2008, the final Phase of Olympic Trials for Taekwondo were held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Six athletes competed for the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic Team. Charlotte Craig defeated Anees Hasnain, 4-2 in female flyweight division. In female feather weight division, Diana Lopez defeated Nia Abdallah in sudden death overtime who earned her spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team by defeating Lopez. Mark Lopez defeated Chris M...
MTV Selects the Transformation of a Wisconsin Teen into a Hardcore Martial Arts Fighter For The Prestigious 100th Episode of Its Hit Show -- MADE
MILWAUKEE, WI June 9, 2008 -- MADE, the extremely popular MTV show, has selected an episode filmed in Wisconsin for its 100th episode. In this show, Master Chan Lee coaches a small-town Wisconsin teenager who is on mission to be "MADE" into a martial artist. The premier airing of this episode is scheduled for June 14th at 1:00PM Central Time on MTV. A brief trailer for this show can be seen at this web page: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1588167 Lee, a ma...
Introducing Adidas Electronic Body Protector
Introducing Adidas Electronic Body Protector (EBP) Using latest Wireless Technology and innovative Air Channel Sensor Foam, Adidas developed this new intelligent product for competition and training. Beyond offering protection to the chest area during competition, Adidas EBP is primarily developed to tally the number of landed hits and measure the impact. Adidas EBP system is capable of registering up to four hits per second and includes softwar...
Another successful year at 2007 Jimmy Kim Invitational TKD Championship
The 2007 Jimmy Kim Invitational Taekwondo Championship was held at the Pyramid at CSU Long Beach on September 22, 2007. In this 18th event of Jimmy Kim Invatational, 890 competitors competed in 10 rings which were officiated by a team of 60 referees. More than 30% of the competitors were black belt athletes. Many competitors and teams traveled great distances to be a part of this year's event. Some traveled from as far away as Tahiti, Mexico, Ne...
My Taekwondo Journey: The Dream Continues...
My Taekwondo journey started at age 21 in the summer of 1988. I had finished 14 years of playing football and needed to find another outlet for my enjoyment of contact sports. I was fortunate to have found my way to Grand Master Hee Il Cho. From the first time I witnessed a swinging heavy bag completely fold around the powerful back-kick of Master Cho, I knew I had found my master. Under Master Cho’s teaching, I formed a solid foundation of knowledge and technique from which...
In Praise of Older Students
IN PRAISE OF “OLDER” STUDENTS Over the last five years or so I’ve noticed that more and more older people have shown an interest in martial arts and in possibly joining my studio. (Note: for the purpose of this article I am defining “older” as mid forties and up.) Now, before anyone gets offended, the term “older” is certainly relative, yet it is important to understand the challenges and difference ...
Kenpo Comes Home
KENPO COMES HOME By Jeff Speakman A three part series: A perfect day, blue skies, warm sun and a gentle cool breeze--in the shadow of the Hangshan Temple, Kenpo has come home. I stood there thinking “How’s that for a little responsibility?” After all these years and many experiences in the martial arts this is the first article I have ever written myself. Not because I didn’t have ...
Certain Victory; No one can take away your drive
By Jason Kotowski Staff Writer West Whiteland Fifteen years ago, Robert J. Ott was shot in the head, his injuries leaving him completely blind and with no possibility of regaining even a little of his former vision. Ott went through a period of fear and loneliness, and at first was unable to comprehend living out the rest of his days without sight. But he chose to not let his disabi...
Teaching Children in the New Millennium
Martial Arts. The words themselves reverberate deep within us. They come to us in hushed tones or as if whispered by wise and ancient men from deep behind impenetrable stone walls of tradition and truth. These words give us, as instructors, the foundation and the codes we live by, the building blocks of which are tattooed on our very souls. These blocks arediscipline, honor, exactitude, humility, and of...
Freeze the Mind
Jimmy Woo's first language was Chinese and sometimes when he was talking, he would think of a phrase in Chinese and try to translate it into English. Unfortunately, Jimmy's English at times was poor, and his translation would sound clipped. However if you were with him as he talked, by context, you would completely understand what he was saying. One of Jimmy's favorite phrases, was "Free...
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