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#119974 - 12/02/04 12:57 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

As you can tell by the name, yes, I have studied TKD (along with various other arts). My favorite thing about TKD was the discipline, conditioning, timing, and foot work it helped me to develop. Also, my hand speed increased tremendously while practicing TKD. I have since studied traditional Japanese styles, Northern Style Kung fu, and Grappling Arts. I have found a definite benefit to the time I spent in TKD. All the basic skills you learn there help you in any other Art you study. And no Art is applied exactly as you learn it. You modify it for your situation and circumstance. If you are fighting an opponent who uses mostly western boxing, you may be able to beat him to the punch with a well placed low roundhouse as he fires off his jab, giving you the distance to counter out of his reach. Using a low cut kick roundhouse to the back of a knee might work well to upset his balance or timing as he moves in and sets his weight to punch or clinch. All styles have a benefit, some times the challenge is find and apply it. TKD is no different.

#119975 - 12/08/04 08:36 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

Everybody else has said something, so I thought I would too. I don't know as much about strictly "traditional" TKD as some, but I can give you my expierience. The style I study is based on TKD. Our system does incorporate other MA, ie.Okinawan Karate & Kung-fu, but starts and ends with TKD. I have found that the truely committed practitioners of the art are VERY profiicient fighters! I cannot claim to be an outstanding fighter myself, but most of those I study with are. A lack of self-defence applications, in our sytem at least, is not the "reality" that many claim. No style is perfect, TKD is no exeption, but it does work if used skillfuly! I have taken enough kicks, and punches for that matter, to know this first hand! I know that MANY people still believe that TKD cannot be used effectively on the strret.What I don't know however, is where this absurd idea comes from. Poor instruction maybe? Perhaps there is too much emphasis in many cases on the sport applications, and not enough emphasis on the principles involved in the effective uses of TKD on the street? Nobody I train with, who has run into a need to defend themselves on the street, has ever had a problem doing so! In my view, that's all that really matters! Peace!

#119976 - 12/17/04 10:15 AM Re: Fav thing about TKD

my favorite thing 4 TKD is both sparing & patterns my pattern is called Won Hyo Its quite difficultwith one move the second circular block its the one thing that my instructor pulls me up 4 but i still like the pattern

#119977 - 12/19/04 02:03 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

Won Hyo, now theres a pattern I havent done for a while.

As for people hacked off at TKD, there are always ppl who think theirs is better than everyone elses. Im 6'5" and TKD suits me. Im too tall for judo, Karate is too elegant with its fancy pants katas, which leaves kick boxing and I wanted to do a martial art so TKD had to be the choice. We dont have a massive choice of MAs where I live and I dont really want to travel for miles either.

Besides, if we wanna get funny about it, I thought karate was all about chops and stuff. Cos Im tall I got long legs which means you gotta be DARN good to get in close to me. When I evade I evade to my leg length.

Respect to all MAs, I love TKD cos of the mad kicks, and the kids certainly respect one another in the dojo. If they think they are the mutts nuts then us adults soon take them down a peg or two.

Peace and Respect


#119978 - 12/19/04 02:52 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nitronix:
Im 6'5" and TKD suits me. Im too tall for judo, Karate is too elegant with its fancy pants katas, which leaves kick boxing and I wanted to do a martial art so TKD had to be the choice.[/QUOTE]

I don't see how Karate can be too elegant with fancy pants kata, but not TKD. It's the same material.

#119979 - 12/20/04 12:51 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

hehe... first post here... OK Umm I *LOVE Tae-Kwon-Do... Why? u ask well... I personaly like the tennants(SP?) Courtesy, Integerity, Perseverence, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit. Pretty easy to follow and understand... I'm 15 so u can put me in a category of immature if u want but... I have to agree on the part about kids 10- is a stupid idea... mostly due to the kid thinking that he is your boss and he is permitted to give push ups. there are 2 kids in my dojang that are black belts... one is almost ten ant the other is like7 or something... [IMG][/IMG]. but Other then that I *LOVE Tae-Kwon-Do. [IMG][/IMG]

#119980 - 12/20/04 01:43 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

Forms Power and Hardness !!

#119981 - 12/23/04 08:15 AM Re: Fav thing about TKD

i have been reading this fav thing about tkd i fly the ITF flag and as for handing out bb like candy this is not true infact i find it is harder to grade in the itf and it shows when you see a open competition not to say there maybe some itf money making clubs that do this but this is not the norm for most

#119982 - 12/31/04 08:40 AM Re: Fav thing about TKD

Hey shooter congrats for your kid. I just wanted to say I think its great how well he's doing and that I dont see any difference between your child and anyother black belt out there.

To agree with all the critics out there he probably couldn't take down a 20 year old black belt in sparring but then again if he's goin' to run into trouble it's more likely he'd be fighting someone of his own age in school which i assume with his abilities he could defend himself more then well.

And hey, maybe he isnt the worlds strongest man but if he can defend himself and others isn't that what it's all about [IMG][/IMG]

#119983 - 12/31/04 12:24 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD

That I don't train it.

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