How Taekwondo Can Help Football and Ice Hockey Players-LetsLaugh

Team sports are extremely popular worldwide because of their dynamic game play. But few other team sports are as popular as football and ice hockey. To clarify a common source of confusion by ‘football’ I mean soccer, and I am using the world football simply because the entire world excepting the USA refers to soccer as football. Some have called football the king sport because of the fact that it is simple to understand, it’s great fun and people know about it anywhere you go. Ice hockey also has great…

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What Is Mixed Martial (MMA) Arts and Its Influence for Martial Art World?-LetsLaugh

In 1995, president of Battlecade, Rick Blume coined this term of Mix Martial arts. It is a combat sport and consists of techniques and skills from different martial art and non-martial art sports. This amalgam makes MMA very special. It consists of grappling as well as striking techniques. Pankration was a mixed form of martial arts consisting of striking as well as grappling techniques and this sport was a part of ancient Olympics. The strategies of Pankration are very much similar to those of the modern form of MMA. In…

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Making Money in Bucharest-LetsLaugh

Whether you are a World traveler, or an expat deciding to settle in Bucharest, unless you are independently super-wealthy, you’ve probably thought about what you can do to earn income and/or occupy your time overseas. The internet today is awash with many “get-rich-quick” schemes and “retire-over-seas” plan of action kits. While all this is information is nice and in some ways functional, it almost always assumes that you are beginning with a rather large nest egg. Sometimes we don’t actually have a couple hundred grand lying around from pensions or…

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Prepare Yourself For Taekwondo Sparring Competition-LetsLaugh

The warmth oozed over my lips and chin and continued down my neck. I knew something was wrong, but my adrenaline kept me focused. My opponent took two steps back and signaled the referee to address the massive amount of blood that was spilling from my nose and down my chest. Competition is something that has never been new to me. I’ve competed in Taekwondo competition, both point style and full contact. I’ve won several championships. In fact, I just won the State Championship in full contact, Olympic style Taekwondo…

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Manifesting Abundance – The Fallacy Behind the Law of Attraction-LetsLaugh

Let’s face it. You’re pretty pissed off. You were sold a “tool” for manifesting abundance by the name of “The Law of Attraction” and were told it would solve ALL your problems in life. You were told that it will bring you vast amounts of wealth, numerous possessions, peace of mind, great relationships, top-notch health, you name it. Anything you want, you were told you can have through this law. So, you read numerous books, went to seminars, and watched that famous movie, “The Secret”, all in hopes of acquiring…

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Reconciliation in Lesbian Relationships-LetsLaugh

On May 13th 2010, when I woke up that morning no one could have convinced me of where I would be almost a year later. I woke up distresses, anxious, and at an utter loss. The day before my car broke down beyond repair, my boss warned me that if I did not have a car, I would not have a job; money was a problem, found out I had a stomach hernia, and the worst part of it all my girlfriend had run away with her ex all within…

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Purpose of Taekwondo Forms-LetsLaugh

You just tested for a new belt… what’s next?  A new form, most likely… also known as patterns, poomse, or hyungs.  Now, you’ll go through the process again of perfecting your forms before the next belt testing.  You may ask yourself, what is the purpose of all these forms? As a Taekwondo practitioner for over 30 years, I’ve come full circles with the purpose of the items we practice in class. In fact, I’ve done a couple full circles with regards to forms. During my younger days as a competitive…

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Taekwondo Forms: ATA, ITF, WTF-LetsLaugh

Taekwondo Forms A “form” in Taekwondo is a choreographed series of moves, which can be performed with or without a weapon, for the purpose of interval cardio training and the development of proper mental and physical technique. They are more akin to exercise and conditioning than combat, while also displaying the artistic possibilities of Taekwondo. In competitions, Taekwondo forms are judged by a panel of judges, who evaluate the Taekwondo forms based on criteria such as energy, precision, control, and speed. Taekwondo forms are given different Korean names based on…

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World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Vs International Taekwondo Federation (ITF)-LetsLaugh

WTF fighters are “sloppy”, “lack control”, “fight with their hands down”, “focus too much on the sport”, “never punch”, “unrealistic”, etc, etc, etc. Then what do you hear about ITF? Nothing! Is that because ITF is a perfect system? No, it’s because most World Taekwondo Federation practitioners haven’t seen an International Taekwondo Federation match. The ITF isn’t practiced as much as the WTF, thus not giving it the same exposure. I can tell you the downsides to ITF, not because I’m pro WTF, but because I hold multiple Black Belts…

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