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  1. BFGalbraith is offline

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     Style: Tai Chi,BJJ,knife-dueling

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    TKD is not Kicboxing Preparation

    I want to set the record straight: Tae Kwon Do is no way to prepare for more serious martial arts in the future. I only did TKD for 3 months during high school*, but when I got into kickboxing after high school, my instructor had to train me to undo the bad habits I learned in TKD. It took him a good four months of training 4 or 5 times a week to get me to kick right. People with no martial arts experience at all were able to pick this up in about half the time I was able to. Tae Kwon Do is literally worse than nothing at all when it comes for preparing for full contact martial arts. Here is a list of the bad habits, the worst listed first:

    -standing sideways to the opponent instead of head on, so that I could only defend myself with one side of my body at a time, and not get any power out of that lead side I did have available (I hear TKD guys insist that they don't do this, yet every single time they do...)

    - artificially rigid snapping/slapping techniques (which have little power and are bad for your joints)

    - dropping my hands all of the time in sparring (again something TKD people are under the impression they are good at not doing.)

    - punching without putting my shoulder behind the punch

    - not putting my hips and shoulders into every kick

    - "round-house" kicks using the ball of the foot instead of the shin

    - frequent spinning kicks

    - frequent hopping kicks

    - KIhap (Kiai)

    To make a long story short, you would be better off renting muay thai vidoes and imitating their kicks on a punching bag in your own basement than you would be taking a Tae Kwon Do class. The sad thing is that you would actually be much better off.

    (*3 months isn't fair, because the americanized FMA I did for years before TKD had a strong TKD influence. Still, that's not where I picked up most of these bad habits, the majority of these were developed or strongly reinforced in TKD..)
    Last edited by BFGalbraith; 11/02/2006 12:42am at .
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    Posted On:
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     Style: JKD, BJJ

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    Kiai isn't always bad, you just need to understand it's mroe about what it does for you than for to scare your opponent.
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  3. Virus is offline
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     Style: Judo

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    Can I do that renting a video stuff then open my own Mcdojang?

    Actually I once saw a job vacancy for a TKD instructior and they give you a BB after one hour.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Tae-Ninjitsu Mu Sool

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGalbraith
    I want to set the record straight: Tae Kwon Do is no way to prepare for more serious martial arts in the future. I only did TKD for 3 months during high school*, but when I got into kickboxing after high school, my instructor had to train me to undo the bad habits I learned in TKD. It took him a good four months of training 4 or 5 times a week to get me to kick right. People with no martial arts experience at all were able to pick this up in about half the time I was able to. Tae Kwon Do is literally worse than nothing at all when it comes for preparing for full contact martial arts. Here is a list of the bad habits, the worst listed first:

    -standing sideways to the opponent instead of head on, so that I could only defend myself with one side of my body at a time, and not get any power out of that lead side I did have available (I hear TKD guys insist that they don't do this, yet every single time they do...)

    - artificially rigid snapping/slapping techniques (which have little power and are bad for your joints)

    - dropping my hands all of the time in sparring (again something TKD people are under the impression they are good at not doing.)

    - punching without putting my shoulder behind the punch

    - not putting my hips and shoulders into every kick

    - "round-house" kicks using the ball of the foot instead of the shin

    - frequent spinning kicks

    - frequent hopping kicks

    - KIhap (Kiai)

    To make a long story short, you would be better off renting muay thai vidoes and imitating their kicks on a punching bag in your own basement than you would be taking a Tae Kwon Do class. The sad thing is that you would actually be much better off.

    (*3 months isn't fair, because the americanized FMA I did for years before TKD had a strong TKD influence. Still, that's not where I picked up most of these bad habits, the majority of these were developed or strongly reinforced in TKD..)



    uummm........errr.....did u ever take into consideration that u may have been training in a wack ass school?

    as far as punching an kicking techniques is concerned
  5. RDRR is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/02/2006 6:55am


     Style: No time for training

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    You are boring! Of course people who train TKD for TKD sparring will suck at other types of sparring/fighting. So if you waste your time training only to beat other taekwondoins in gay sparring competitions then what the hell do you expect?
  6. MaverickZ is offline

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     Style: white boy jiujitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGalbraith
    I want to set the record straight: I don't really know what I'm talking about.
    Thanks for the honesty.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: musabetsu kakuto & booj

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGalbraith

    -standing sideways to the opponent instead of head on, so that I could only defend myself with one side of my body at a time, and not get any power out of that lead side I did have available (I hear TKD guys insist that they don't do this, yet every single time they do...)

    - artificially rigid snapping/slapping techniques (which have little power and are bad for your joints)

    - dropping my hands all of the time in sparring (again something TKD people are under the impression they are good at not doing.)

    - punching without putting my shoulder behind the punch

    - not putting my hips and shoulders into every kick

    - "round-house" kicks using the ball of the foot instead of the shin

    - frequent spinning kicks

    - frequent hopping kicks

    - KIhap (Kiai)
    correction... YOUR taekwondo school sucks ass...
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    Gee...that's funny...

    As opposed to plenty of TKDers who made the transition to kickboxing...

    It never held me back at all. In fact, it gave me a head up on moving, using distance...and oh yeah...kicking.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Muay thai - Kickboxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trubble
    correction... YOUR taekwondo school sucks ass...
    As most of the TKD schools...?
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    Also suck ass...

    Some suck cock...

    However, the good ones will make you a master of cunnilingus.
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