Thread: Olympic Combat: Final Thoughts
9/30/2004 11:08am, #11
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i hope this isnt too late because i just registered but...
in TKD sparring, the idea isnt to KILL your partner. the idea is to score points. have any of you ever fought in a TKD match before that depends on kicking 90% of the time? if that equipment was not there, there fighters would be out of the math a minuet into the first round with broken ribs and so forth. same with the hands. hands are kept down because they take a beating. this isnt K1 folks, these athletes use equipment to keep them in the match and to keep their careers going. how long does a k1 fighter last? 2-3 years before he's all beat up. thats not the point of taekwondo sparring. its a philosophy.
9/30/2004 11:14am, #12Originally posted by ronin69
Fencing, is and awlays will be a game of tag, NO WAY around that though.
Though, since you actually have real experience in this subject, you don't have to give a rat's ass about my opinion...
9/30/2004 11:14am, #13
It's a sport, folks. ;)
9/30/2004 11:36am, #14in TKD sparring, the idea isnt to KILL your partner. the idea is to score points.
if that equipment was not there, there fighters would be out of the math a minuet into the first round with broken ribs and so forth.
this isnt K1 folks
how long does a k1 fighter last? 2-3 years before he's all beat up.
Oh, and if this is a troll job... 8/10. After all, you got me!
9/30/2004 12:02pm, #15
Site, Matt, 'SITE'!
Originally posted by TKDCritic
its a philosophy.
9/30/2004 12:07pm, #16
Uh, Piz, if you're asking for a citation, it's CITE. ;)
9/30/2004 12:17pm, #17
Ah, thought you were requesting a site. Can never tell with you Americans.
9/30/2004 6:54pm, #18
and err, how long has Aerts been fighting? Hoost? go back to tkdland fagmouth
10/01/2004 7:11am, #19
Heh. And, you know, I kind of started this thread to defend Olympic TKD a bit, but TKDCritic just busted out some of the worst BS claims of "traditional" arts. Without protective gear they'd be breaking ribs with every kick, dude!!! T3H DEADLY!!!