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Discussion: Congrats!

in: Yvonne; Yvonne > 2019-08-17

Aug 21, 2019 12:25 PM # 
matzah ball:
Congrats!
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Aug 26, 2019 5:13 PM # 
kgeisen:
You're amazing, even tougher than I realized.

And glad to have you back! :)
Aug 27, 2019 1:10 AM # 
ebuckley:
I gave up TKD at 48 because I was sick of getting kicked in the head.
Aug 27, 2019 11:29 AM # 
Yvonne:
Thanks all! ebuckley, I can totally appreciate that. My instructor is huge on safety, controlled sparring, etc. but accidents happen and even when you're sparring w/ friends, it wouldn't take much to get hurt. The higher the level, the greater the risks...
Aug 27, 2019 1:05 PM # 
ebuckley:
Also keep in mind that kicking someone in the head (side of the head, not the face) is totally legit in TKD. If you didn't block it or duck, that's your problem.
Aug 27, 2019 1:23 PM # 
matzah ball:
I still have a hamstring w a lump of scar tissue from being kicked when I was in my late 20's, sparring w a cop twice my size
Sep 1, 2019 12:50 PM # 
Yvonne:
Oh my, that is quite difficult to visualize! I'm sure there's a story...

...hopefully you're not still sparring like that :)
Sep 1, 2019 2:39 PM # 
matzah ball:
I think I was beginning a klutzy spinning wheel kick and his kick met me coming the other way. Or I was doing the smart thing and running away.

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