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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by RondaWW » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:41 pm

Why Taekwondo?
I'm considering my sons classes for the next year, so maybe you can share what so temting in TKD?

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by DavidFhu » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:56 pm

Hi Ronda,

It depends on what is your reasons for doing Taekwondo.

Few of the benefits:

Enhance self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers.

Build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life.

Develop discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo.

Teach self-defense by training you to recognize situations in which physical self-defense may be necessary, and teaching you how to control such situations to your advantage.

Strengthen your mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline.

Of course, it depends heavily on the club and trainer goals when delivery the training.

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by peasants » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:29 pm

DavidFhu wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:08 pm
isn4i wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:08 am
peasants wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:50 pm


Both my kids train under STF for 4 years from age of 4, then switch to STA till current. They are P6 and Sec 3 this year.

Look out for STF logos in training schools, or ask the trainer. This is real easy, simply because they are much much bigger outfit. For STA, go to their webby or FB for their training venues.

Another way to spot is their uniform tops. STF is pull over type. Adult black belts will have black collars and black belt. Kids black belt will have red-black collars and red-black belts aka poom belt. Non black belt for junior and adult will wear all white uniform tops with color belts.

STA uniform tops are like those button down top but is held by 2 thick strings instead of buttons. Adult black belts will have black linings along the bottom of the uniform tops and black belt. Junior blackbelt is plain white tops and black colour belt. Non black belts for junior and adult wear all white with color belts.

Both STF and STA wordings are printed at the back of the uniforms.

Black belts could apply for TKD badge in the army.
Is it only STF cam apply TKD badge in army or any TKD organization also can?
"The Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Badge is awarded to personnel who attain the 1st Dan and above in Tae-Kwon-Do, either through the SAF or a certified civilian club, the qualifications of which are recognised by the SAF."
Just found out school NCC also have TKD badge.

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by peasants » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:19 pm

RondaWW wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Why Taekwondo?
I'm considering my sons classes for the next year, so maybe you can share what so temting in TKD?
My girls joined after watching Best of the Best. Also drawn over by the belts and the ability to kick high above the head. What they didn't expect are the painful splits, planks and knuckle push ups. These "pains" toughen them up. However, they don't compete in competitions, so no medals or DSA whatsoever. Their black belts don't even have dan or name prints.

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by DavidFhu » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:09 pm

peasants wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Just found out school NCC also have TKD badge.
Yes! Your kids are in NCC?

There are two type of TKD badge for NCC.

NCC-TAEKWONDO BADGE (NOT THE SAME AS SAF-TAEKWONDO BADGE)
Require to Completed NCC TKD / Unarmed Combat Programme

TAEKWONDO BADGE
Require to attained the 1st Dan black belt
(Registered under Singapore Taekowndo Foundation)
Certificate must presented to RSM, HQNCC


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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by DavidFhu » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:26 pm

peasants wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:19 pm
My girls joined after watching Best of the Best. Also drawn over by the belts and the ability to kick high above the head. What they didn't expect are the painful splits, planks and knuckle push ups. These "pains" toughen them up. However, they don't compete in competitions, so no medals or DSA whatsoever. Their black belts don't even have dan or name prints.
Personally, I feel that all martial artist should compete in competitions to brush up their skills set. At least go for Poomsae Competitions.

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by Serendipity » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:05 pm

DavidFhu wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:09 pm
peasants wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Just found out school NCC also have TKD badge.
Yes! Your kids are in NCC?

There are two type of TKD badge for NCC.

NCC-TAEKWONDO BADGE (NOT THE SAME AS SAF-TAEKWONDO BADGE)
Require to Completed NCC TKD / Unarmed Combat Programme

TAEKWONDO BADGE
Require to attained the 1st Dan black belt
(Registered under Singapore Taekowndo Foundation)
Certificate must presented to RSM, HQNCC
What're the criteria for the NCC-TKD badge?

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by cherrygal » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:10 pm

Izzit too late to join TKD once you hit your teens? What's the latest age to join?

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by peasants » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:37 pm

cherrygal wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Izzit too late to join TKD once you hit your teens? What's the latest age to join?
Never too late. I myself joined at late 30s, but stopped going when reach black. Now cheong 2.4km instead.

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Re: All About Taekwondo

Post by peasants » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:51 pm

DavidFhu wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:09 pm
peasants wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Just found out school NCC also have TKD badge.
Yes! Your kids are in NCC?

There are two type of TKD badge for NCC.

NCC-TAEKWONDO BADGE (NOT THE SAME AS SAF-TAEKWONDO BADGE)
Require to Completed NCC TKD / Unarmed Combat Programme

TAEKWONDO BADGE
Require to attained the 1st Dan black belt
(Registered under Singapore Taekowndo Foundation)
Certificate must presented to RSM, HQNCC
Yes, young one in ncc. I want to find out more about this ncc unarmed combat program leh. You have any idea?

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