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post #27 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 01:00 AM
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its true thai kicks are basically roundhouse kicks, except MT fighters don't chamber up like you would in TKD.

unless you learn boxing concurrently with TKD, like I do, I agree you won't learn much that would help you on the street, apart from what you learn if you do self-defense renduri in class, for example.

but i still think that if you can't find a MT or jujitsu teacher, TKD helps enormously with speed, balance, agility, and general grace and fluidity of movement. Not to mention leg and core strength, b/c of all the kicks.
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