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    ROKownage, do you have any good Pro-TKD websites?

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    No, I'm afraid I don't sorry. So i suppose WTF rules are kickboxing rules without face punching.

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    This will cause more KO's. TKD guys tend to leave their guard down anyway, so with more punches coming to the body, they will get kicked in the head even more because they worry about the punches to the body or punching to the body.

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    More KO's = Me being a happy camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKownage
    Hm... good point, mate. But let's disregard that lapse in logic and address the issue. I hope this reform will return set Taekwondo back on track and earn back some of the respect it has lost in the MA world.

    What do you think?
    TKD is a sport and has gained its popularity because of it. Reducing the amount of rules makes it less of a competition and more towards fighting, and people won't like it. We have MMA and NHB for a reason - the people interested in full contact no holds barred fighting are a minority.

    I personally think WTF TKD olympic sparring practitioners are good athletes, that is not the reason they lost respect. They lost respect because they went around saying they could kick the **** out of people with that stuff and then got their **** ruined. As long as they keep their egos in check, its no different than any sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
    This will cause more KO's. TKD guys tend to leave their guard down anyway, so with more punches coming to the body, they will get kicked in the head even more because they worry about the punches to the body or punching to the body.
    Wrong.
    This will probably worsen it more.
    You always COULD punch in tkd, they want to implement electronic padds for scoring.
    this will probably make it much more like the dreaded point sparring we all loathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FighterJones
    Wrong.
    This will probably worsen it more.
    You always COULD punch in tkd, they want to implement electronic padds for scoring.
    this will probably make it much more like the dreaded point sparring we all loathe.
    Like I said, I'm gonna wait and see what this "new" TKD ends up looking like.

    If they just got rid of the hogu, it wouldn't be that bad.

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    as long as the point pads arent too sensitive it could be ok

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    As well... there will be a 12 point ceiling. First to 12 wins (EDIT: if it's within the time... 3 2min rounds). And if there is a 7 point difference, the fight is over. As well, a spinning tech 360 degrees or more (spin hook) is now three points if it land... making the potential point total for one tech 4. (i.e spin hook kick knockdown). Spinnig backs are 180, so they won't score three, but tornado kick (spinning roundhouses? don;t know what you call em)... I'm not sure about...

    It definately will make matches more exciting... especially when someone is down 5-1 or something... But of course... if you think TKD is ghey... nothing will help...

    kthxbye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FighterJones
    Wrong.
    This will probably worsen it more.
    You always COULD punch in tkd, they want to implement electronic padds for scoring.
    this will probably make it much more like the dreaded point sparring we all loathe.
    They are testing them... I don't know how it could work cause if you block a hard kick... it still hits your chest and that could score which is stupid... so this is experimental. They are however adding a 4th ref for scoring matches. I'd rather leave it up to refs then have electronic hogu's...

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