The safety gear is hindering the TKD guy? Give me a break. I've knocked plenty of people on their asses with kicks, with gear on. I've been knocked out through headgear. Good technique disrupts people even if they're wearing gear.
It should be obvious, first the Taekwondo guy is a blue belt, second everyone has head gear on, third the Taekwondo guy is wearing gloves. Already we have inexperience along with the fact that any moves to the head and punches are pretty much moot. That inexperience shows in his willingness to attack and stay in close range when he does not have to. Combine that with the fact that the Taekwondo guy apparently does not even know how to punch and is using kicks to the head which are going to be ineffective against head gear as well. I mean why not just handcuff the Taekwondo guy? Take the gloves and the head gear off and see what we get, also the side kick is probably the most effective kick in Taekwondo and works well at maintaining distance. All such videos I have witness like the BJJ Vs. this and that are the same, in the BJJ one the BJJ guy runs at them and takes them down for the same reasons, they are padded, have little power in their moves and are using cresent kicks, axe kicks and round house kicks on someone they can not hurt, if they were not padded up it would be different and if they used better hand techniques and front and side kicks it would be drasticly different. No to mention that most schools now days teach more than Taekwondo to their black belts. That is my unbiased observation as I see the merits of all the arts, this is compairing apples to oranges as all the other Vs. videos I have seen out there so far.