Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja

So does this explain it a little better for everyone who downs TKD, or do some of you need to spar with some good TKD guys...
I have, and I would rather fight or spar then over a good MT fighter any day of the week, and twice on sunday. The pradictability is what really does it. We fight like we spar a friend once said to me, and I agree. If you regular spar with out punches to the face, then when you fight that will be be neglected too. Part of sparing is building muscle memory, to take anything out is to put gaps in muscle memory. So I know when sparing some one who regulary or only Dose TKD there is a high likelyhood that I will not get punched in the face. Kicked in teh leg maybe, but again as it is not a training focus probablly not. That is not to say it is a bad art, it is beautiful and teaches some of the best streatching there is for a MA, it is an awsome base for other fighting styles.