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    Vintage N. Korean TKD video

    Hard training does not equal effective fighting...

    http://www.subfighter.com/ftopict-34315.html

    Love the shot of the Great Leader on the stallion.

    SK.

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    I believe that they are trying to use the martial arts to get them pumped for conventional warfare, not a fist fight or a cage match. We may consider the TMA's to be ineffective, but Japan used them to create a super motiviated army that crushed all of Asia. Which is what that maniac in north Korea would love to emulate. So in that sense, it's very practical.

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    hard to believe thats actually how they train, seems more like a propaganda video to me.

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    This is an example of martial arts used as political/military/nationalistic propaganda. The demos are clearly designed as spectacles to show off toughness, discipline, "warrior spirit" etc. - all the things that Kim Jong Il is so keen on associating with himself. It's the North Korean equivalent of British soldiers performing at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo - basically, military tradition meets showbiz.

    When North Korean soldiers actually fight, they use automatic weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    but Japan used them [TMAs] to create a super motiviated army
    source?
    52 blocks documentary: arrived

    "Joe Lauzon looks like a quiet, Internet guy..." -- Dana White

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    So we shouldnt smash them with 2x4's or use their heads as hammers when we go to war with them.

    Guess we'll just have to shoot them.

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    i already posted this, and i doubt they use TKD. just beat the hell out of each other untill they cant feel pain any more. its not TKD just cause its in korea. ANd im talking about the parts were they show people actaully training, the rest looks like a propoganda vid
    Last edited by HwangJangLee; 6/05/2006 1:42am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskidd359
    hard to believe thats actually how they train, seems more like a propaganda video to me.
    not every soldeir trains like that, mostley Kim's most personal gaurd. wait what??? did i just see a dog suicide bomb a tank???
    Last edited by HwangJangLee; 6/05/2006 1:43am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HwangJangLee
    did i just see a dog suicide bomb a tank???
    All those starving people and Kim goes wasting dogs on suicide bombing missions... har har har!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meng_mao
    source?
    It's well documented that JMA were extensively used by the Japanese military for morale and fitness purposes. For example, the Toyama-ryu was developed specifically for military drill and included sword and bayonet.

    The association between budo and Japanese military culture is what inspired the Allies to ban budo organizations during the occupation.

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