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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    I'm seeing an above average level of defense coming to TKD in this thread. Especially considering this is TKD Sucks Month.
    What Bullshido is seeing is an influx of TKDers who give a damn about their sport/MA, and are actually trying to do something about. Essentially, TKDers who know exactly why TKD sucks. See the Chorus thread. What they're fed up with is not people criticizing TKD, but people outside TKD telling them what they THINK is wrong with TKD.

    Thus, while this is TKD Sucks Month, and Buddha knows I love a good TKD joke more than most of you non-TKDers...

    It is also an opportunity to logically and critically address what the problems are with TKD...and discuss what can be done about it, without nutriding and all the "HUR-HUR KEEP YOUR HANDS UP N00B" talk.

    BFGilbraith has made some good points, I will give him that. I concur, TKDers need to get back in touch with their karate roots.

    After all, Kyokushin = T3h r34l K0r34n k4r4t3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGalbraith
    I know about the sideways kickboxing because THAT was essentially what that "americanized FMA" I was doing before TKD competed in (which at the time we called "full contact karate", no relation to bare-knuckle knock-down karate.) Since then that americanized FMA started training with leg kicks as soon as the opportunity arose to compete with leg kicks.
    Why are we bringing the Filipinos into this?

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    Stylistic separations are arbitrary.

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    what a- what a- what a mess.

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    A couple of MT guys I know get pissed if you call them kickboxers, or MT kick boxers. The only thing you can call them is Thai boxers or MT fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
    A couple of MT guys I know get pissed if you call them kickboxers, or MT kick boxers. The only thing you can call them is Thai boxers or MT fighters.
    Next time, ask them why they stole their national sport from Burma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickZ
    Next time, ask them why they stole their national sport from Burma.
    Actually....I haven't had time to look into it historically...

    But does anyone else find it funny that lethwei sounds very similar to lei tai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
    Actually....I haven't had time to look into it historically...

    But does anyone else find it funny that lethwei sounds very similar to lei tai?
    Actually, I have no idea of the history between those two things. But MT people get pissed off when you say that. It's a great way to aggitate the touchy ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Villain
    Well, muay thai ISN'T kickboxing. There's really only international, low kick, and American IMO.
    But you wear boxing gloves and you kick. Sounds like kickboxing to me. Then again, when I read the thread title I thought of all the people at the WAKO kickboxing tournament that appeared to be TKDers wearing boxing gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickZ
    Actually, I have no idea of the history between those two things. But MT people get pissed off when you say that. It's a great way to aggitate the touchy ones.
    I'll have you know the Thai stole Khmer boxing from the Cambodians, not Lethwei from the Burmese!
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