Yeah, this "no punching in TKD" thing is rediculous. The other day our master class did nothing but open hand strikes for an hour and a half. Slaps to the ear, palms to the nose and ribs, eye gouges, stuff like that. And another class we focused on low kicks to the goin and knee. People just seem to ignor all the heritage TKD has from the Korean arts it was developed from, as well as it's heavy Karate influence and Chinese influence in it's more traditional forms.