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#432912 - 06/22/11 10:03 AM Tangsoodo What do you focus on
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I was just wondering how many of you out there actively take tang soo do from who and wear. Also do you guys focus more on sport or self defince. Light or hard contact sparring or a mix of bouth





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#432970 - 06/27/11 08:56 AM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: kick2011]
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I use a few Hyungs from Tang Soo Do from my 4 years of training, My Instructor is now my student.

We use Chil Sung Ee Ro Hyung and Bassai, although Naihanchi is practice Wado Ryu way.

We both use the reverse Round house too in our sparring although we've not taught our students this in the syllabus.

As I am no Ashihara by defination the level of contact is Full (with Common Sense)
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#432975 - 06/27/11 06:07 PM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: kick2011]
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I take tang-soo-do in central New Jersey.
We focus on self-defense, drills and forms, and our sparring is light. Hard hitting and kicking techniques are done with kick-bags and focus mitts.
Our school also has the karate students learn some groundworking techniques and holds.
Their reasoning is that many fights end up going to the ground, and they feel that we should be well-rounded. We have seperate jui-jitsu classes as well.
Our tests for promotion consists of drills, forms, self-defense techniques and groundwork.


Edited by choonbee (06/27/11 06:09 PM)
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#432976 - 06/28/11 09:13 AM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: choonbee]
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Choonbee

Only 40% of fights go to the ground so its not even 1/2 of them.

The best work that should be done is takedown prevention and how to get back up if you slip.

Not too sure about what its like where your from but in my town you usually get attacked by groups and once your down they all start kicking at your head etc

Just my take on it, I don't think Hapkido which is the Korean form of Aikido does much ground work and is concidered by most, including Bruice Lee, as a complete style
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#432978 - 06/28/11 11:15 AM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: choonbee]
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I find that the ground fighting portion of our class is the most difficult for me. Nothing makes me feel out of my element more than rolling around on the floor. It's for this reason that we do it.
I would agree with Dobbersky-San on this one point. Take-down prevention is extremly important. At 51 I would rather get my beat down over with standing up!! It's for this reason that I have been working on my Tai-sabaki real hard. I figure I need to shift out of the way and blast em' hard and fast.My point being that I probably can't win a sustained dust up. I need to make my techniques count.

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#432991 - 06/28/11 09:44 PM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: gojuman59]
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40% is enough for me to justify learning some groundwork.
I agree with you on takedown prevention being most important, and we work on that quite a bit as well, but sometimes things don't turn out the way we hope they will. You could get blindsided, tackled from behind, or suprised in some other unexpected way, and I think it's a good idea to know what to do if someone does take you down, especially since the person who is taking you down is most likely bigger than you are and wants to use their size as an advantage.
As far as group attacks go, I would try to get in some shots to vitals, then get the hell out of there. It's a bad situation that, fortunately, I haven't had to deal with thus far.
My biggest hurdle with groundwork is tensing up and not breathing properly when I'm trying to work techniques, so coming to terms with that should be helpful in a lot of ways.
Sorry for going off topic.


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#433125 - 07/06/11 10:41 PM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: choonbee]
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I agree, form my past expereinces and observations, the majoprity of fights DO NOT go to the ground.

Mainly because actual fights start and end so quickly


However, I think it is in the best interest to study many other tactics of different arts to become a better-versitile martial artist

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#433647 - 08/17/11 09:11 PM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: 47MartialMan]
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I took Tang Soo Do Years ago. we did self- defense forms and sparring. I like the reverse round house after throwing a round house while sparing.
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#433648 - 08/17/11 09:30 PM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: DSMartialArts]
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"Reverse Roundhouse"?

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#433650 - 08/18/11 10:21 AM Re: Tangsoodo What do you focus on [Re: 47MartialMan]
gojuman59 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 47MartialMan
"Reverse Roundhouse"?




I think he means like a spinning heel kick...Great for sparring, but risky for street self-defense.

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