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  1. Ten-ten is offline

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    2/22/2006 1:17pm

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    ROK Rangers/Tae Kwon Do

    In a book I have about special forces of the world, the ROK rangers were renowned for their fighting skills. Daily hardcore practice of TKD was the basis of the skill. Does anyone know if TKD is still the martial art of the ROK rangers seeming how TKD has been turned into an Olympic sport.
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    Daily hardcore practice of any system of hand to hand combat is not going to be the source of any military special forces's fighting skill. They use guns.
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     Style: MMA/JKD

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure it still is.

    edit. Here's a link to an article about U.S. and Korean Special Forces training M.A. together.
    http://www.realfighting.com/issue7/jeff.html
    Last edited by DubhGhaill; 2/22/2006 1:35pm at .
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    Posted On:
    2/22/2006 1:45pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ten-ten
    In a book I have about special forces of the world, the ROK rangers were renowned for their fighting skills. Daily hardcore practice of TKD was the basis of the skill. Does anyone know if TKD is still the martial art of the ROK rangers seeming how TKD has been turned into an Olympic sport.
    I believe the ROK Rangers use a system called Tukong Musul which is a hybrid system or martial arts. The developers of the art were South Korean Special Forces that served in Vietnam. TKD is practiced by the regular army of S. Korea and is practiced for sport with some of the special forces, but not for their daily H2H training.
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     Style: Taekwondo/Judo/Muay Thai

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    Yes the above person is correct. The regulars use Taekwondo and train it well. But the special ops men train Tukong Moosul which is a hybrid collection of arts. TKD is part of the collection, along with Hapkido influence and other stuff.

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