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#119884 - 11/19/03 12:27 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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El duce, the strongest kick I know is the one I can land and damage my opponent with.

since this has degenerated into tkd bashing, even though I respect tkd-I'll be glad to join in.

Favorite thing- how our former tkd student turns his back in sparring, allowing me to choke him out.
How he stands on one leg throwing multiple kicks, allowing me to grab him and brutalize him.
how he thoughtfuly throws a back fist, giving me his arm so I can throw him on the ground.

(though these are probably habits he picked up from point sparring, not from tkd)

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#119885 - 11/19/03 08:40 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 418
Loc: Carmel, NY 10512
I think this was an open invitation to praise Tae Kwon Do in a forum where individuals find so much to bash about it. The art DOES have its limitations (which art doesn't), but I will respect the nature of the thread. There ARE valuable things about TKD.

I have found that because it is an Olympic sport, many TKD instructors and coaches are more open-minded about modern training techniques. The opportunity to cross train in Olympic TKD with a very noteworthy instructor fell into my lap and I loved the conditioning drills. The plyometrics were awesome!

I also loved the paddle drills and, in particular, how the holder used double paddles to insure I was following through on my techniques. Further, I loved the reaction drills that we did with paddles to work on timing.

I probably would not choose TKD as my personal art. I do think that they have at least some valuable things to teach about kicking strategy and training...even if this range is not the most realistic.

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#119886 - 11/19/03 08:43 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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Let me rephrase my last sentence. I am not a naturally good kicker. Even minimal flexbility has been a lifelong struggle for me. As a result, kicking range is not the most realistic range FOR ME.

Enjoy your TKD everyone.

David

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#119887 - 11/19/03 08:59 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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I just can't believe how this topic has turned out. There has been a nother topic specifically set up about dislikes, but you still post.

"Taekwondo taught me that 80% of kicking techniques are a waste of time and space.
JohnL"

Dude, why did you post that, you honestly must have known that your comment was actually insulting TKD (or would be interpreted that way). I thought that the karate and other martial art guys wo don't like TKD would show enough self restraint to stay away in a topic where there opinions obviously weren't wanted.

Another good thing about TKD. Most of us have copped enough slack about our martial art that we knwo how it feels, and dont do it nearly as much to others.

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#119888 - 11/19/03 10:45 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 108
Loc: Philippines
when i spar,whenever i move back,i always make sure that i always have a counter to my attacker, either a turning sidekick or roundhouse. but today, i am practicing my ax kick for my counter kick. i know, ax kick isn't that effective when used as a counter kick, but hey! i can surely surprise those spectators when i would be able to land one, solid, in my opponent's face [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

the one thing i like on this forum is that we're able to have a healthy debate [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

PEACE!

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#119889 - 11/20/03 06:19 AM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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Registered: 03/24/03
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Loc: NY, NY, USA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kiwi:
I just can't believe how this topic has turned out. There has been a nother topic specifically set up about dislikes, but you still post.

"Taekwondo taught me that 80% of kicking techniques are a waste of time and space.
JohnL"

Dude, why did you post that, you honestly must have known that your comment was actually insulting TKD (or would be interpreted that way). I thought that the karate and other martial art guys wo don't like TKD would show enough self restraint to stay away in a topic where there opinions obviously weren't wanted.

Another good thing about TKD. Most of us have copped enough slack about our martial art that we knwo how it feels, and dont do it nearly as much to others.
[/QUOTE]

I train during the summer with TKD and TSD guys. They're a great bunch of guys to train with and have done so for a number of years.
I stand by my statement and see it as something the TKD has taught me.
I did not say that it taught me that 80% of TKD kicks are useless, just 80% of kicks.

As for you not wanting my opinion, hard luck.

JohnL

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#119890 - 11/20/03 11:13 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
eL Duce Offline
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Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 108
Loc: Philippines
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JohnL:
I train during the summer with TKD and TSD guys. They're a great bunch of guys to train with and have done so for a number of years.
I stand by my statement and see it as something the TKD has taught me.
I did not say that it taught me that 80% of TKD kicks are useless, just 80% of kicks.
[/QUOTE]
i'm still confused..
anyway, as for me, as long as you know what to use in every situation, good!
TKD jins train so that we're also be able to use are legs, just like those hands in karate, efficiently and effectively.

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#119891 - 12/23/03 03:48 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
Karate kid Offline
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Registered: 07/07/03
Posts: 598
[QUOTE]Originally posted by elleTKD:
Have you taken TKD?

[/QUOTE]

Ive been to every single martial art dojo in my town. Ive been to 3 diff TKD places. (live in a small town) Its all BS. The art the instructors. You say you made this forum to praise and talk about what we like about TKD. Maybe alot of or majority dont see anything. Ill give some credit, pretty kicks but all BS. Sorry theres nothing to praise.

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#119892 - 12/23/03 03:51 PM Re: Fav thing about TKD
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Registered: 07/07/03
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Karate kid:
Ive been to every single martial art dojo in my town. Ive been to 3 diff TKD places. (live in a small town) Its all BS. The art the instructors. You say you made this forum to praise and talk about what we like about TKD. Maybe alot of or majority dont see anything. Ill give some credit, pretty kicks but all BS. Sorry theres nothing to praise.[/QUOTE]

Forgot something, it built up my stamina and gave me good flexibility.

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#119893 - 12/24/03 11:16 AM Re: Fav thing about TKD
Rand Offline
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Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 338
well karate kid what style karate do you do? and how old are you?

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