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  1. kevinlolwut is offline

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     Style: Tae Kwon Do

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Why do many people here hate Tae Kwon Do?

    I've been taking TKD for a little over a month now, and i see it's looked down upon often in this forum. Why is that?
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     Style: 9mm/Judo/BJJ/MT

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    I personally don't hate Taekwondo. I hate bullshit - which most Taekwondo is - but I don't hate Taekwondo itself.
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     Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlolwut View Post
    I've been taking TKD for a little over a month now, and i see it's looked down upon often in this forum. Why is that?
    Because I did TKD.


    EDIT: That's a little harsh, I don't "look down" on TKD, it is a fun sport for kids and grown ups alike. But that is about it. There are exceptions to the rule, but that just proves the rule. Also, what I learned in the time I was in TKD was far surpassed by a months worth of BJJ.
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     Style: Kyokushin Karate / BJJ

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    I did the REAL TKD, so I hate all others.

    But seriously I did TKD, very much a freestyle version of it. Moving on from that, most people here hate their McDojo-ness and shitty training methods.
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     Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo

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    I've known a couple good TKD bbs and one, when I mentioned the numerous problems, said, he didn't know about that, where he was from in Texas they called it Bar Clearing Tae Kwon Do.
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    Taekwondo is renowned for it's incredibly poor quality control over all, which leads to a huge number of commercial schools teaching absolute tripe.
    Still, it's better than Aikido.
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     Style: Krav Maga

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    It's a fine sport and can get you into good shape (it did when I took it), but it's the places that represent it as being primarily a "street" art that do it injustice.
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     Style: Judo

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    I have done TKD for five years during my elementary school years. I do not really dislike it, but I am not a big fan of it either. I cannot say on the martial art as a whole, because I am pretty sure it really depends on which school and instructor, but at least the version I learned lacked practical applicability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRoy View Post
    I cannot say on the martial art as a whole, because I am pretty sure it really depends on which school and instructor, but at least the version I learned lacked practical applicability.
    The biggest problem with TKD; it lacks practical applicability. As several members have previously posted, TKD is a great sport. We can debate the issue of it being the individual martial artist (degree of dedication, physical ability, being open-minded enough to cross-train, etc), but TKD is lacking. I spent six years training TKD, and was gullible enough to drink the WTF Kool-Aid. I spent a lot of time and money learning something that qualifies me babysit and be a personal trainer, more than to teach people to effectively defend themselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    Still, it's better than Aikido.
    In my three months of Aikido training, I actually learned a couple of techniques that had a practical application. I also learned in the first month, that Aikido wasn't for me, and started looking for another style. That was when I joined a TKD school and really wasted my time. When training in ineffective arts in general, it is really just a matter of personal preference.
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     Style: American Kickboxing

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    It's very easy to argue against. I for one enjoyed it as a kid. our instructor was Korean and would make us do continuous sparring cause he hated point fighting. I think it really depends on the instructor and how credible their teahcings are. Many an ass was kicked back then. I even remember a kid kicking me in the face and my tooth going flying out my mouth. good times.
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