I am not really sure what is being asked or what you exect from me in terms of a response.
Carry over from the thread about weak excuses against boxing.
POSTED by Shu2jack
I have a theory.....
Even if the majority of TKDists/Karate people/what ever train to fight in a ring, they would still not get any respect. Even if it was non-stop, full contact, punches to the head allowed competition, and forms/one-steps were taught no respect would be given. We would told that we were not training in Karate/TKD, but training like a kick boxer or something.
Karate/TKD DOES mean sub standard martial to a large number of people. If you suck it is because of your art. If you kick ass it will because you copied off the training methods of styles that work/your school isn't the majority, so doesn't really fit/THOSE AREN'T KARATE PUNCHES!!! or TKD DOESN'T PUNCH!!!
So yeah.....get used to it Hannibal.
I asked him to verify that he does ATA tkd, and he said yes. He asked what of it. I said
Lets forget the numerous posts on why TKD sucks. Lets talk about the fact that you're in ATA tkd.
He asked to elaborate and so in order not to derail the thread I have made a new post.
My argument is this: TKD, though like everything doesn't 100% suck, has a high percentage of mcdojism/bullshido. The ATA organization has also been discussed as a mcdojo/bullshido organization. End argument.
I think this subject has been covered alot but i'd rather post a new thread than derail someone elses.