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Coach’s Frustration
April 30th, 2007 by Motoo Y. | Posted in Competition | 2 Comments

I usually don’t watch any reality show, but I make exception for The Ultimate Fighter series, where contestants compete for the UFC contract. I just had a chance to watch an episode, which featured Andy Wong vs. Brandon Melendez.

One of things they highlighted on the episode was Coach BJ Penn’s reaction as he watched Andy refused to use his grappling skills that he is known for. I could hear Penn screaming to “Take him down” repeatedly. Despite that, he stubbornly stayed on feet and traded fists against Brandon who is clearly a superior striker, only to find himself losing at the end of the match. … (more)

Training Lehigh University Taekwondo Team
October 25th, 2006 by Motoo Y. | Posted in Competition | 7 Comments

It’s been several years since I started actively coaching the Lehigh University Taekwondo Team. I initiated this as a way of giving back to the University Club, where I started my training. … (more)