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    I agree that most taekowndo dojangs are a very family friendly atmosphere... And that can be a good thing, or an extremely bad thing. It can be a good thing because it is inviting to adult newcomers to the martial arts due to the somewhat gentle and little to no contact method of training. It can be great for speed and flexibility, and it works extremely well as an after school children's activity (ie:daycare)... Now on to the bad, at least in my opinion... Generally a lot of students, meaning instruction can be unbalanced. A false sense of self protection and street fighting ability. Contracts that end up a roping you in for at least a year which is okay if it is a good school, but unfortunately there are many with instructors that give themselves higher ranks then charge you what a premium school charges... So why Taekwondo? Because the marketing is amazing, and most people who are non martial artists don't know any better. It looks cool, and the sales pitch is convincing. That's more than enough to entice someone... For an outside of the box perspective and documentary on Taekwondo, watch the foot fist way! Lol ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorekara View Post
    Why is there so much interest in Taekwondo?
    Someone start posting pictures of Hyori so this dude gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigglesworth View Post
    little to no contact method of training.
    Little to no contact method of training...

    Wonder how I ended up with a retrograde concussion, multiple broken ribs, a dislocated hip, a nose broken thrice, and broken fingers...

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    Dislocated hip....jeeeeeessssuss ****, i though my shoulder is a bad injury.

    Anywho, i think that a place that competes regularly can give you good striking tools.
    I sparred/trained a lot with a national team TKD player and his kicks and tactics are fucking good. I don't get the automatic disrespect from some people. Go spar a competitive TKD guy (striking) and you will see that their spinning back kicks are lethal .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volya View Post
    Because it's manlier than ballet...
    I think it was Van Damme who one stated that "the average ballet dancer makes the average kickboxer look like a clown".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander View Post
    Little to no contact method of training...

    Wonder how I ended up with a retrograde concussion, multiple broken ribs, a dislocated hip, a nose broken thrice, and broken fingers...
    You fell down the escalator at the mall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    A hard sparring striking dojo, or grappling dojo, can be offputting to a lot of people at first glance, or at first liver shot.
    Yep, this was me back when I was 18 or so. Then my friend dragged me with him to cardio boxing, and after a while of doing that I tried an actual boxing class. Wasn't long 'till I tried BJJ too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmH View Post
    I think it was Van Damme who one stated that "the average ballet dancer makes the average kickboxer look like a clown".
    Wasn't it "the average clown makes the average ballet dancer look like a kickboxer"?

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    TKD looks like a fun sport, lots a action and like any individual sport the competitors are always involved. Is it the complete defense system? Unlikely however maybe lots of the Practitioners are choosing it instead of Sports like Tennis, Fencing ect rather than other "Combat Sports"

    Of course if someone like looking to learn to fight then there are lots of good reasons to pick another Combat Sport and also these humorous reasons


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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander View Post
    Wonder how I ended up with a retrograde concussion, multiple broken ribs, a dislocated hip, a nose broken thrice, and broken fingers...
    A tree fell in the forest. Nobody was there.

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