"the reason the kicks land is because he moves into range of the kick.... often backwards.. people often do not see going backwards as moving into range but its the truth.."
I thought I was the only person on this thread with a pair of working eyeballs.
"I really didn't mean my validation of the guy losing. The bottom line he sucked as a fighter."
The whole thing just wreaks of crap. I know there are people here that have experience playing the TKD tag games and should recognize cooperative distancing when they see it.
When they really suck and are really tired? You mean like first day students in the dojang or something? No one could hit anyone in my old dojo with telegraphed things of that nature because they'd plant you on your ass. Even if they are "really tired" cause it takes little effort.
Maybe I do, it just seems far fetched that someone would keep moving into optimum range for flashy kicks just because they suck. Surely after the first couple times he would have grasped the concept of "Hold your hands up and run into him?"
I really wish the rest of the video were available.
I have to agree with Osiris on this one. I have seen some people with MA training do downright stupid things in the ring because they're tired, inexperienced, or scared. This would include backing out into kicking range.
This isn't just backing out into kicking range we're discussing, this is backing out after the kick has already been thrown so that it lands on your face.
The video clip is crap. Either it was all staged or the MT guy was totally gassed and sucked bad in the first place. No good TKD fighter fights like that anyway. It looked like a demonstration for a McDojo. If the TKD guy threw some roundhouse kicks to the body and maybe a couple to the head as part of a combo while he PUNCHED I would think it was real.
I'm fully qualified to state my opinion on TKD since I have a blackbelt in it from the WTF instead of a 9th gup AKA. a white belt you little fool. I was pretty good at TKD too, being undefeated in full contact and having even beaten a 2x national champ at one state tournament. I quit because I think most TKD people don't stand a chance against a MT guy, a kickboxer, or most other types of stand up that include PUNCHING. I now traing my punches, knees, and elbows and a few simple kicks and I want to go to a grappling school next year when I start college. I also have been doing some light shin conditioning too to keep from hurting them if I go shin to shin with a MT guy. Even during TKD people yelled at me for "being a damn street fighter" "fighting like a boxer" "you should be a pro kickboxer" "all you do is slug with your feet and punch when you charge in" I just thought, "Good enough to beat your ass fool!"
The point is,
a) most TKD guys don't stand a chance
b) most TKD guys can't punch
c) I bet I could beat the TKD guy in the video if kicking me in the head with his silly kicks is his entire game plan, learn to punch damn it!!
D) and there are MT guys in korea, I know a TKD master who was a national champ in korea at kickboxing, he taught me for a few years TKD. His shins are just huge scars from shin-shin contact and training
Finally, its person who is fighting not the style and the school has a lot to do with the skill of a fighter more so than the style. And I really liked the fact that the MT guy was totally unphased by the head kicks that kept knocking him down as if they were just pushes.