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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagon Akujin
    "Um... Tae Kwon Do isn't karate."
    Um...yeah it is...Korean Karate...

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    What's even better is chicks who go take psychology classes. They're usually hot, well-spoken with low self-esteem.

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    Sigh. Most mainstream Korean martial arts are derived from Shotokan or its precursors. When teachers started opening schools in Korea after the Japanese occupation ended in 1945, they called their systems "Tang Soo Do" or "Kong Soo Do" (means karate more or less in Korean) to appease the brainwashed Japanese loving Korean public.

    If you see a TKD or TSD school calling their stuff karate its just a remnant of its early inception. Don't freak out.

    But yes the tournament poster is very amusing.

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    I was checking out a Kempo school a few months ago and I got to talking with a mother who was there for her son’s lesson. I was casually talking to her about the school and asking questions. She asked me if I had done martial arts and I told her that I had done TKD for awhile. She responded that her husband used to do that a number of years ago. Her daughter (who was watching the lesson with her) then said, “No, mommy. He did tai chi.” The mother shrugged and replied,

    “Well, it’s all pretty much the same.” I smiled and nodded and tried to keep my head from exploding.

    I was at a TKD school in the summer of 2004 where the head instructor put up the television schedules for a number of the martial arts events in the Olympics (TKD, boxing, Judo, wrestling, and fencing) and he was encouraging people to watch as much as possible.

    After the Olympics was over, he joked that some of the parents whose kids he taught came to him, confused why there was no punching or kicking during the Judo competition. He told us that he had a hard time not rolling his eyes.

    How can people pay money to study something (even if they aren’t too serious), and not know what it’s called?


    And, yes, many TKD schools used Karate as a banner even into the 70s. From what I've read and been told, for a long time, there was very little difference between TKD and Japanese Karate. The techniques were virtually the same; the main difference was emphasis.

    But I think that, by this point, TKD is too different from Karate to use the terms interchangeably.

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    And is it a bad thing that when I read the flyer in the window that the event was being held at the Ripon Sports Complex and Performing Arts Center, my first thought was of the woman who shows up in Bill Murray's hotel room in Lost in Translation?

    BTW, what's with the peanut butter jelly time thing? I love Family Guy, but that one joke went way the hell over my head. OTOH, hearing Seth McFarlane reading Star Jone's book as Stewie, Peter, & Quagmire on the Adam Carolla show this morning: priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Spaulding
    But I think that, by this point, TKD is too different from Karate to use the terms interchangeably.
    Which TKD would that be?

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    What do you mean?
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    He means, "I'm a TKD nazi and you have no idea what you're talking about and watch as I set you up for ridicule! BE PREPARED ************! PREPARED!!!!!!"

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    o...kay.

    This might be a silly question, but what is the school like (in terms of classes and cost and so forth)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc
    He means, "I'm a TKD nazi and you have no idea what you're talking about and watch as I set you up for ridicule! BE PREPARED ************! PREPARED!!!!!!"
    No, I just reserve that for the idiots...

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