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#118343 - 11/08/02 06:47 AM How useful?
theqwertyone Offline
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How useful would people say TKD was in a street fight?

After reading the posts, I'd guess that it got more relevant (to s/fighting) once 1st dan has been reached, but what are people's thoughts?

What about compared to other M/A's?

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#118344 - 01/03/03 12:31 PM Re: How useful?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by theqwertyone:
How useful would people say TKD was in a street fight?

After reading the posts, I'd guess that it got more relevant (to s/fighting) once 1st dan has been reached, but what are people's thoughts?

What about compared to other M/A's?
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#118345 - 01/03/03 12:36 PM Re: How useful?
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I think that TKD is very useful for street fighting if you learn to change your thought patterns. Reaching your BB at any level does not make you a good fighter, it only means you understand the moves and can execute them when commanded.
Quote "Advanced techniques are just the basics mastered"

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#118346 - 01/04/03 06:58 AM Re: How useful?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by bunkaikid:
I think that TKD is very useful for street fighting if you learn to change your thought patterns. Reaching your BB at any level does not make you a good fighter, it only means you understand the moves and can execute them when commanded.
Quote "Advanced techniques are just the basics mastered"

[/QUOTE]I Disagree with the bunkai kid 100%.First of all if ya kick high in a street fight is a no no,You shld keep your kicks low as you want to disable your foe.& with all that kicking going,You havto wonder if tkd has any hand tecniques. :P




[This message has been edited by isshinryu kid (edited 01-04-2003).]

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#118347 - 01/04/03 03:19 PM Re: How useful?
judderman Offline
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[/QUOTE]I Disagree with the bunkai kid 100%.First of all if ya kick high in a street fight is a no no,You shld keep your kicks low as you want to disable your foe.& with all that kicking going,You havto wonder if tkd has any hand tecniques. :P


[This message has been edited by isshinryu kid (edited 01-04-2003).][/QUOTE]


I agree with isshin about the high kicks. However, I train from time to time with a TKD teacher. Trust me, there are enough punches, locks/holds, throws, take downs and strikes in TKD to keep you amused in a fight.

As far as street fighting is concerned, many "traditional" styles will give you not a lot more than a second or two faster reaction than the average joe bloggs on the street.

Budo.

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#118348 - 01/05/03 06:25 PM Re: How useful?
bunkaikid Offline
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To the Isshinryu kid and judderman, you are absolutely right about the highkicks, however,I was talking about the mental aspects. You need to prepare in your mind how the techniques need to be done. They can be done in many ways. I am not a fan of high kicking and do not find it practical either, but if you are open minded you can make any style work for you. If there is one thing I have learned in the MA, it is never underestimate your opponent or their style, it may come back to bite you later.

bunkaikid

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#118349 - 01/06/03 04:41 AM Re: How useful?
Cato Offline
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As someone who has never pracised TKD I'm not really in a position to give an opinion on its street effectiveness. I do however think that as a martial art it is suffering the same as Judo and Karate inasmuch that it has become a sport. Far too much competition fighting and far too little practice of the art in its original form has resulted in a proliferation of techniques and strategies designed for tournament fighting.

In it's fullest for, I would think no-one would question TKD as a street effective system, just as Judo and karate are excellent martial arts if practised as such. To borrow from senseilou, it all about the approach you apply to the art, not the art itself.

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#118350 - 01/15/03 03:10 AM Re: How useful?
WrAiTh21 Offline
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Registered: 01/14/03
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I agree with the comments on high kicks, especially if you are up against multiple aggressors, in that situation they can leave you particularly vulnerable.

But Cato, Taekwondo suffering from becoming a sport? Read the article at http://www.judoinfo.com/sport.htm



[This message has been edited by WrAiTh21 (edited 01-15-2003).]

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#118351 - 01/15/03 06:35 AM Re: How useful?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by WrAiTh21:
I agree with the comments on high kicks, especially if you are up against multiple aggressors, in that situation they can leave you particularly vulnerable.

But Cato, Taekwondo suffering from becoming a sport? Read the article at http://www.judoinfo.com/sport.htm

[This message has been edited by WrAiTh21 (edited 01-15-2003).]
[/QUOTE] Hey Wraith stay away from the all hype websites,& stick with the truth. & That is that high kicks wont work in the street.

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#118352 - 01/15/03 08:25 AM Re: How useful?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]

[This message has been edited by isshinryu kid (edited 01-15-2003).]

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