someone, at some point; long lost to my memory mentioned that TKD was once known for its headbutts.
Did i imagine this?
if i didn't how did it differ from other headbutts and also why did it lose favor.
i do tkd,hapkido,kuk sool and in one of the forms involves a headbutt
Here is how a real headbutt works:
YouTube - Dan the Man.
TKD can do it better?
i also hear that muay thai used to use headbutts
awesome vid. grab, pull into thrusting forehead. too bad someone got slammed.
as always, ask people who train the technique full-power. who trains headbutts full power, you ask?
Most people will do a headbutt with the forehead which is kind of "not smart" because you have a lot of nerve endings, blood vessels in the area above your nose and your nose is in the way too.
You should face a little sideways and hit with the corner of your head. (This is what we have been taught at TKD and AK)
Yes, Muay Thai - and the other South East Asian variations thereof - used to allow headbutts. The only one that still does, as far as I know, is Burmese Boxing aka Lethwei.
Originally Posted by mytank4
YouTube - Head Butt, Myanmar Lethwei
No TKD style I am aware of practises headbutts in any meaningful way. Some might have them in a one-step type 'self defence' drill, but I doubt any actually practise them on bags or in sparring.
i meant in the past.
i heard somewhere (i think here) that TKD was once known for head buts.
Did you try the search function? I hear that is a good place to start when you think that you might have heard something here before.
I doubt it. TKD has only been around about 50 years, and was pretty much Shotokan when it started and now it's... well, what it is now.
Originally Posted by Robot Jesus