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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Alaskantkdkid, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Alaskantkdkid

    Alaskantkdkid Green Belt

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    Let's talk about legitimate Taekwondo here, not that McDojang crap.
     
  2. Sinister916

    Sinister916 Yellow Belt

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    This thread won't be long.
     
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    keeshen1 Yellow Belt

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    taekwondo is a joke. It's absolutely useless in MMA.
     
  5. Sizzerb

    Sizzerb White Belt

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    While I agree, we aren't discussing MMA here. This is the Stand Up forum so we are discussing stand up martial arts and this thread is a Tae Kwon Do thread so we aren't discussing MMA.
     
  6. quikkick

    quikkick Technical Brilliance, Prowess, and Analysis

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    quikkick Technical Brilliance, Prowess, and Analysis

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    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    Taekwondo has some cool quick foot work!:icon_chee

    BUT THAT'S IT
     
  9. Janilane

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    Impressive kicks I would say. I wouldn't use them in street fights, though, Easy to get off balance when caught.
     
  10. Boxer123

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    Kind of sad the kind of people this forum has brought, I blame the mainstream. This isn't a thread about shitting on Taekwondo, if you don't like the martial art then stay out of the thread and refrain from commenting on it. I am a MT guy myself, but Taekwondo is still a legitimate martial art and some people enjoy it, not everyone is out to be an "ultimate fighter". Grow up.
     
  11. LEGS MAHONEY

    LEGS MAHONEY genetically modified man shark

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    It stems from insecurity. You say the right things an insult the right styles or training methods or fighters and you will be excepted by the masses on this forum. It's quite pathetic that many people here would rather regurgitate someone elses beliefs rather be man enough to form his own opinions and thoughts regardless of what criticism he may face from a board full of anonymous people who have no impact on their actual lives.

    It also says alot about their training as well. One wouldn't be so insecure if he was well trained and experienced a wide range of what the martial art world has to offer.

    I've heard Tony Robbins has done some wonderful work with martial artists. Perhaps some "Yes!!" cartwheels would be in order to boost some of the sherdoger's self esteem.
     
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    shotokankid1** Orange Belt

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    tkd can be deadly if practiced correctly.most of the people here dont know what real tkd is.
     
  13. quikkick

    quikkick Technical Brilliance, Prowess, and Analysis

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    Did anyone watch the vids I posted???
    Taekwondo domination!!!
     
  14. LEGS MAHONEY

    LEGS MAHONEY genetically modified man shark

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    nah damn vids havent been loading up on my computer as of late!:mad:
     
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    quikkick Technical Brilliance, Prowess, and Analysis

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    Sugar Jordan White Belt

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    I don't enjoy TKD bashing, I have a soft spot for it for some reason. Probably because I reckon nothing beats a good kick to the head to knock someone out. Saying that it is unpracticable for MMA but its a traditional martial art turned local money making center... So it has lost a lot of credit.

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    Your not going to see much love for the art on a "Mixed Martial Arts" forum but ah well. Anyways, I prefer the ITF style anyways, the Olympic style (WTF) is pretty putrid.
     
  17. ChuteBoxeStomp

    ChuteBoxeStomp Blue Belt

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    Bas Rutten, Anderson Silva, Dennis Siver, David Loiseau, and Shogun have all used tkd effectively in mma..
     
  18. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    I've fought a legit Taekwondo guy before and his kicks had some power to them.
     
  19. Kyryllo

    Kyryllo Kia kaha e hine!

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    I am posting in this thread.
     
  20. pliftkl

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    That's because it's difficult to teach real tkd profitably. If you want to make a living teaching martial arts in the US, the money is in volume, which means in making your classes accessible to everyone. The places where I've seen tkd go hard is typically at the college level, where everyone is in the club because they want to be there (not because their parents signed them up) and there's no money on the line to incentive instructors to water anything down.
     

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