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    So I had an interesting conversation

    With this guy in a CVS store the other day. I was in there looking for some ointment (damn sparring incident) when he walked by. I was wearing my red instructor's jacket so when he saw it he walked back over.

    Him: "Hey"

    Me:"?"

    Him: "Yeah I noticed your jacket. Is that Karate or something else?"

    Me: "It's Taekwondo"

    Him: "Karate, Taekwondo. What's the difference?"

    Me: "Karate is a Japanese martial art whilst Taekwondo is Korean. Though early Taekwondo is said to be influenced by certain Karate styles in its origin."

    Him: "Oh ok. So what do you learn how to do?"

    Me: "It's known primarily as a kicking art, from simple to flashy."

    Him: "So all Taekwondo does is kicks?"

    Me: "No not entirely. We use other strikes like knees, elbows and punches. And hand techniques like blocks."

    Him: "Ah alright. So you could take out a Boxer or something right?"

    Me: 'Well, it would depend."

    Him: "On what?

    Me: "On the experience and talent of the fighter. A well trained Boxer could beat a Taekwondoist and vice versa."

    Him: "But don't Boxers only use fists? You have kicks AND your fists."

    Me: "True but that doesn't mean I can go and challenge Vladimir Klitchsko to a fight and expect to just dominate with roundhouse kicks."

    Him: *laughs* "Yeah thats true. Are there any Taekwondo guys in the UFC?"

    Me: "Yeah there's some. They may not use it as their primary striking art but there are different fighters that hold black belts in it. Not jsut UFC but other MMA leagues also. Cung Le has a black belt in it, but his striking style is mostly San Shou kickboxing."

    Him: "Ok ok. Ever though about going to the UFC?"

    Me: "Nah that's not for me. I love MMA and I have a lot of respect and admiration for fighters that compete but I don't think it's the path for me."

    Him: "What about grappling? Does Taekwondo do any grappling?"

    Me: "It really depends on the instructor and the school. There are some Taekwondo schools where all they do is kick and Olympic style sparring. Where as others have a more balanced art where they do all aspects of fighting. Not just strikes. Mine for example did teach us throws, submission locks and a little grappling. Some Taekwondo schools even burrow it from other arts."

    Him: "What do you mean burrow?"

    Me: "Well there's another Korean martial art called Hapkido that has some similarities to Taekwondo. Hapkido though employs a lot more joint locks, throws and submissions along with striking, then Taekwondo. It's also very big on weapon use and defense against weapons from knives to guns. Some Taekwondo schools use techniques from Hapkido as part of their teaching."

    Him: "Interesting"

    Me: "Not just Hapkido but arts like Judo or Jiu-jitsu."

    Him: "Wow man that's cool. So do you teach?"

    Me: "Yeah I do."

    Him: "That's good man. Well keep at it then take care."
    *he walks away*

    Me: "....yeah you too"

    I should have told him Steven Lopez could beat Arthur Abraham in a fight.

    #2
    So what do you mean by "burrow"?

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      #3
      Steven Lopez is the type of guy that I wouldn't mind if a brick was thrown at his junk.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Squerlli View Post
        Steven Lopez is the type of guy that I wouldn't mind if a brick was thrown at his junk.
        I admit when he really came into public as "OMG HES DA BESTEST TKD FIGHTER EVER" I was initially sucked into the hype.

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          #5
          Originally posted by BaronVonDingDong View Post
          So what do you mean by "burrow"?
           [bur-oh, buhr-oh]


          1. a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge.
          2. a place of retreat; shelter or refuge.

          (used without object)
          3. to make a hole or passage in, into, or under something.
          4. to lodge in a burrow.
          5. to hide.
          6. to proceed by or as if by digging.

          (used with object)
          7. to put a burrow into (a hill, mountainside, etc.).
          8. to hide (oneself), as in a burrow.
          9. to make by or as if by burrowing: We burrowed our way through the crowd.

          http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/burrow

          I think that should clear up the confusion. :5kidding:

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            #6
            Originally posted by Evil Solvalou View Post
             [bur-oh, buhr-oh]


            1. a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge.
            2. a place of retreat; shelter or refuge.

            (used without object)
            3. to make a hole or passage in, into, or under something.
            4. to lodge in a burrow.
            5. to hide.
            6. to proceed by or as if by digging.

            (used with object)
            7. to put a burrow into (a hill, mountainside, etc.).
            8. to hide (oneself), as in a burrow.
            9. to make by or as if by burrowing: We burrowed our way through the crowd.

            http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/burrow

            I think that should clear up the confusion. :5kidding:
            Awesome, can I borrow that?

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              #7
              Alucard619--

              Congratulations on your simple conversation w/ a stranger. What I'm trying to figure out is why the hell you thought it was a good idea to post it on the internet. What function did that serve?

              Might we be entertained by your interaction w/ the gas station attendant next?

              I'm waiting on pins and needles...

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                #8
                Originally posted by Southpaw View Post
                Alucard619--

                Congratulations on your simple conversation w/ a stranger. What I'm trying to figure out is why the hell you thought it was a good idea to post it on the internet. What function did that serve?

                Might we be entertained by your interaction w/ the gas station attendant next?

                I'm waiting on pins and needles...
                Eh...I was a little bored as I was getting ready to go in to teach my classes. So you lot had to suffer as a result.

                Oh and, no one made you click on the thread link and read. Could have just went "STFU LOLLER SKATEZ I BUTT RAPE WOMEN" and went about your merry way. :new_smile

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                  #9
                  He probably clicked on the thread thinking your conversation was actually interesting
                  " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

                  " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

                  "Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba

                  "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

                  "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp

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                    #10
                    Why didn't you just do this until the police arrived?

                    YouTube- Cole DeRuse Extreme Form @ WKC Qualifier 2010

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                      #11
                      You wore an advertisment you are now a reverse Tapout douche.

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                        #12
                        Lame post. Lets start posting every boring and general convo we have remotely martial arts related.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mr. Machette View Post
                          Why didn't you just do this until the police arrived?

                          YouTube- Cole DeRuse Extreme Form @ WKC Qualifier 2010
                          Mr.Machette you make me laugh
                          I love how the guy just says nice after jumps or flips, stuff thats high, or fast.


                          NICEEEEE:5cold:

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 13ringinheat View Post
                            Lame post. Lets start posting every boring and general convo we have remotely martial arts related.
                            Well there was this one time where my friend was like
                            Friend: Hey do you know Karate?
                            Me: Uh yeah I guess so
                            Friend: could you beat up everybody
                            Me: I wouldn't be able to, my teacher has told me that the only times I can use the art are in life or death situations dot dot dot
                            Friend: wow well I respect you and love you kbye
                            Me: Bye dude

                            Really though I could....
                            :home:

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                              #15
                              fuck you alucard, i read your whole taekwonversation there waiting for something cool or funny and there WAS NOTHING

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