Sport is compulsory at my school and as BJJ is not an option I needed to find a sport that gave me maximum time to do BJJ. The most conveniently placed sport in both training time and days was TKD so I signed up.
I've read abit about TKD on these forums and I found that some of the stereotypes held true. It start off with some random stretching and stance changing. I then got taught some kicks by a red belt 3 or 4 years my junior. I got told to kinda lift my knee and rotate as I snapped my foot, the kid really didn't give me much detail and I could feel that I was doing something wrong.
Then the main instructor called us in and we did what I found to be a fairly impressive core strenght routine (although most of the students got halfway through and couldn't do the rest.) then we did a race where we ran, kicked a pad, ran, kicked a pad which seemed kind of pointless.
From there we did side kicks which i tried looking like an absolute fool, not knowing how to se them up and trying to balance myself properly. At around this point the instructor gave the funniest analogy in a quite solomn voice he goes "When you lift your knee up about to kick its like loading a bullet in a rifle."
We then did one step sparring which to me seemed kind of lame...during this period i got a lecture on periphary vision. The 1-steps just seemed very unrealistic to me, one of them involved some sort of standing key-lock...
Well anyway all up I thought the lesson was quite good compared to what I heard but I really do prefer BJJ.