Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

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World Taekwondo Leaders Forum 2012 — Seoul, South Korea

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Day 1 I arrived at 4pm on the Thursday, but missed the Hanmadang as it had finished early. A quick meal at Seoseokdae and then I crashed by about 8pm. I’m considering Day 1 to be my first full day. On the next day I turned up to the grand Hilton at 9am as per…

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Martial arts beginners: I could never do that…

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I’ve been a Taekwondo instructor for nearly 25 years now, so while my own start in martial arts was a lifetime ago, the experiences are fresh because I’ve seen the same thing on so many people’s faces over those years. Generally I would say that beginners to m…

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Interview with Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon 8th Dan Taekwondo

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EXPLANATION: Aside from my day-time role as a Ruby on Rails Developer, I’m also a master-rank in Taekwondo and post occassionally about Taekwondo. I recently had the time to ask Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon, 8th Dan in Taekwondo, some questions about his views in…

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25 Tips for Intermediate Git Users

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UPDATE: This blog post was originally posted to my blog in November 2009, it hasn’t been updated — but a lot of people find it useful so I wanted to keep it around. Please don’t bother commenting saying “these aren’t intermediate tips any more. I’ve been using…