TKD Black Belt Roll Call

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  1. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Any TKD Black Belts out there?

    I got mine in '93 when I was about 13.

    I trained at Azteca Tae Kwon Do in Los Angeles under Master German Lopez.

    I sucked at tournaments because I never had that competitive drive, but I had a ton of fun training, and to this day I train on-and-off in different stuff...more off than on, but TKD definitely provided me a good foundation.
     
  2. Jose Aldo Nova

    Jose Aldo Nova in vino veritas Platinum Member

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    A "good foundation" for what, TS?
     
  3. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    Congrats your mom's check didnt bounce.
     
  4. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    For all subsequent disciplines I trained in...

    TKD really helps your flexibility. To this day I can kick above the average-sized person's head.

    Muay Thai is a given, as they're similar in several aspects.

    Timing, distance, overall discipline...you name it.
     
  5. Leify

    Leify Ebb and Flow

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    Not a TKD black belt, but I am the proud owner of gaudy belt buckle, which I consider slightly more prestigious than the former.
     
  6. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Not exactly sure what that means, but the thread specifically states "TKD Black Belt Roll Call", not "Miserable Human Being Roll Call".
     
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    Face Punch Punch Face

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    Was thinking this would be about fighters with TKD black belts. Sounded pretty interesting.

    But alas, the fail is prominent with this one...
     
  8. AP_RESURRECTION

    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    I got one in LA as a kid around the same time - it obv teaches discipline etc but we prob didn't spar enough to learn anything that helpful - more about forms and sicipline though it obv helps w your punh and kick technique - def helped me pick up boxing quicker - I'm sure other people had more hard core experiences mine was more of the 'pay money and spend time means get belt'
     
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    I laughed.

    Was so internally happen when my son had enough at green belt. Paying for belts to punch/kick mits and plastic boards.
     
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    Pretend edit: happy*
     
  11. SamuraiWolf

    SamuraiWolf Brown Belt

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    I got mine in 92 when I was 11. I still incorporate some of a couple techniques like my spinning back kick and sidekicks I n Muay Thai/kickboxing but other than that it hasn't been that useful.
     
  12. Jesus Freak

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    I reckon different schools employ different training methods.

    Our instructor was Mexican, so he loved to see sparring!
     
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    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Sorry I let you down, Brother. From what I gather, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of other threads you can explore here on the forum, though.
     
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    Sho Nuff Silver Belt

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    i've had my black belt for more than a decade
    then i stepped in a bjj gym and realized i had wasted ten years and thousands of dollars
     
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    Two different animals, Brah.
     
  16. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    TKD is famous for promoting kids quickly so that the checks keep coming in.
     
  17. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    That could be true, but that can also be said of any martial arts academy. BJJ maybe being the exception, as I understand it is a very "jealous" sport.

    Try giving some people credit, though. Some kids/teens actually learn alot, and become great practitioners.

    Some well known MMA fighters incorporate well-known TKD techniques into their arsenal to this day.

    Hilarious how 9.99/10 threads turn into a dirt-slinging contest on this forum!
     
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    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    i got my blackbelt in TKD when i was 16.

    TKD gave me an extreme flexibility which in turns help my Jiujitsu game.
     
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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    yea i didnt even bother defending my experience - i actually really liked it and i think it was helpful to my overall life, but i know all the negatives people will bring up, so why even try haha - sherdog will sherdog
     
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    cumafish Silver Belt

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    Was already an adult when the TKD era hit.
    I did Kung Fu then boxing then Karate as a youth.
    I found them all useful as far as self discipline and overall balance are concerned.
     

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