Thread: TKD is not Kicboxing Preparation
11/03/2006 2:34pm, #51Originally Posted by TEA
TKD = Karate started by Koreans
Kyokushin = Karate started by a Korean
I rest my case.
11/03/2006 2:43pm, #52Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
Kyokushin = Karate started in Japan by a Korean with a Japanese name, who studied Karate in Japan, and was further developed and refined by his Japanese students
If I move to Mexico, try to assimilate into the culture and start a mariachi band, am I playing American music?
11/03/2006 3:01pm, #53
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Ok, I've only been taking it a month, and I'm still a whitebelt, but I can already dispell a couple of things on this thread, at least as its taught in Korea.
You are taught to keep your hands up, unless you are point sparring. You are not taught to spar doing sideways stance, you are taught a basic martial arts stance where your front foot is straight, your back foot is at a forty five degree angle, and your body is straight towards your opponent. You are taught to never kick with the ball of your foot, but with the part of the foot just below the shin.
Also, even the older black belts at my school generally just use basic kicks. Maybe they are not that good yet, I don't know don't speak the language that well. That said, I have never seen the master teaching me or any of the advanced students anything that would approach being considered very flashy. I see roundhouse, front snap, ax, crescent, and side. I've seen Korean sparring videos, so obviously these flashy kicks are taught, I suspect maybe after 1st Dan? No matter what the purpose of training would seem stupid to teach them early, you have to walk before you can run after all.
In Korea, (and this is not just what my master has said I've heard it a lot here) Taekwondo is regarded as more of a sport than self defense. Hapkido is what they study if they're interested in self defense (no idea if this is any better, but that's what I'm told is the belief here).
11/03/2006 3:12pm, #54Originally Posted by TEA
11/03/2006 3:23pm, #55Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
11/03/2006 3:28pm, #56
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You'll learn. Just read my sig.
11/03/2006 3:32pm, #57Originally Posted by kingplaya4
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11/03/2006 4:12pm, #58
2/13/2007 7:18pm, #59
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Maybe I misunderstood, but did you say Victor Solier, my Sabeom Nim's school sucked? Last time I knew, any competition in the Seattle greater area as well as Oregon was dominated by our school? If you ever spared with Victor you would understand that he teaches us how to hit with as he calls it "Trembling force". Wait I miss read, you mentioned all other schools in TKD ...:new_cussi
2/13/2007 7:47pm, #60
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You wandered over to your keyboard. Registered at Bullshido. Thought, not doing anything worthwhile today, FTW might as well just post here.
AND THAT was your first post????
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