Yes this is a post about the weakness of TKD. However, I'd like to relate a few stories on why I belive this and also some first hand accounts; both good and bad.
First, everyone in Korea thinks they know TKD. I spent some time as the only American among about 70 of these little turds. They all claimed to know TKD. I think it is like every kid in America knows how to play football (the real football, not some ***** Eurotrash sport). That being said, how many people make it to the NFL? Same analogy for TKD and Koreans.
So while I was with these guys I edumacated them on the Hulk Hogan style of 'Merican wrasslin via many double legs.
I was also at the 1986 World fair in BC. I saw the TKD demo team from Korea. These guys were the NFL of TKD, Very Impressive! Some very acrobatic breaking techniques.
Last anecdote. A very high ranking TKD guy who we all know walked into a Gracie academy. I was there. He came in in full TKD uniform, with his entourage. They all proceeded to become choked out very rapidly. I personally choked out the main man who has graced many a mag cover. However, they came back the following week wearing new judo gi's with white belts. They got better!
My point is that there are standouts in every style.