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    Why do many people here hate Tae Kwon Do?

    I've been taking TKD for a little over a month now, and i see it's looked down upon often in this forum. Why is that?

    #2
    I personally don't hate Taekwondo. I hate bullshit - which most Taekwondo is - but I don't hate Taekwondo itself.
    "Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝

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      #3
      Originally posted by kevinlolwut View Post
      I've been taking TKD for a little over a month now, and i see it's looked down upon often in this forum. Why is that?
      Because I did TKD.


      EDIT: That's a little harsh, I don't "look down" on TKD, it is a fun sport for kids and grown ups alike. But that is about it. There are exceptions to the rule, but that just proves the rule. Also, what I learned in the time I was in TKD was far surpassed by a months worth of BJJ.
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        #4
        I did the REAL TKD, so I hate all others.

        But seriously I did TKD, very much a freestyle version of it. Moving on from that, most people here hate their McDojo-ness and shitty training methods.

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          #5
          I've known a couple good TKD bbs and one, when I mentioned the numerous problems, said, he didn't know about that, where he was from in Texas they called it Bar Clearing Tae Kwon Do.
          "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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            #6
            Taekwondo is renowned for it's incredibly poor quality control over all, which leads to a huge number of commercial schools teaching absolute tripe.
            Still, it's better than Aikido.
            The fool thinks himself immortal,
            If he hold back from battle;
            But old age will grant him no truce,
            Even if spears spare him.

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              #7
              It's a fine sport and can get you into good shape (it did when I took it), but it's the places that represent it as being primarily a "street" art that do it injustice.

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                #8
                I have done TKD for five years during my elementary school years. I do not really dislike it, but I am not a big fan of it either. I cannot say on the martial art as a whole, because I am pretty sure it really depends on which school and instructor, but at least the version I learned lacked practical applicability.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dRoy View Post
                  I cannot say on the martial art as a whole, because I am pretty sure it really depends on which school and instructor, but at least the version I learned lacked practical applicability.
                  The biggest problem with TKD; it lacks practical applicability. As several members have previously posted, TKD is a great sport. We can debate the issue of it being the individual martial artist (degree of dedication, physical ability, being open-minded enough to cross-train, etc), but TKD is lacking. I spent six years training TKD, and was gullible enough to drink the WTF Kool-Aid. I spent a lot of time and money learning something that qualifies me babysit and be a personal trainer, more than to teach people to effectively defend themselves.
                  Originally posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
                  Still, it's better than Aikido.
                  In my three months of Aikido training, I actually learned a couple of techniques that had a practical application. I also learned in the first month, that Aikido wasn't for me, and started looking for another style. That was when I joined a TKD school and really wasted my time. When training in ineffective arts in general, it is really just a matter of personal preference.
                  Last edited by slamdunc; 4/04/2012 4:04am, .
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                    #10
                    It's very easy to argue against. I for one enjoyed it as a kid. our instructor was Korean and would make us do continuous sparring cause he hated point fighting. I think it really depends on the instructor and how credible their teahcings are. Many an ass was kicked back then. I even remember a kid kicking me in the face and my tooth going flying out my mouth. good times.

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                      #11
                      It's just too mainstream. Everyone is doing it now.

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                        Last edited by twan55; 4/04/2012 9:26am, .

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                          #13
                          I trained with a guy that was in the Colombian national team in TKD and he had some really good kicks. He started MMA and came to us for striking improvement. Though coming to think of it i actually could stand with him quit easy, and he was a high ranking and eqomplished competitor in TKD, so maybe it is a bit shit. If he was on the same level just in boxing or kickboxing he would have grind me easily. Never the less this guys (the competitive team) can kick nicely enough.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by kevinlolwut View Post
                            I've been taking TKD for a little over a month now, and i see it's looked down upon often in this forum. Why is that?




                            Everyone remember this ? TKD is demonstrably ineffective outside of point sparring

                            When you make the decision to kick a REFEREE in the face after he DQ's you you should at least knock him down with it. This guy (oh, and remember this when some TMA dope begins prattling on about "honor and respect" vs MMA thuggery) can't even land a decent kick when deliberately ending his own career.

                            That is the sort of thing that makes me hate TKD

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by twan55 View Post
                              BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!
                              Holy shit.
                              The guy in the first vid looked like a mix between Cotton Hill and Whitey Duvalle having a seizure.
                              The second vid should have been titled "Sychronized Embarassment"

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