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post #57 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Super Fudge
Is this debate really happening? Are there really people in this world foolish enough to believe that TKD is even in the same league of effectiveness as MT?

Somebody posted earlier that TKD was for pre-teen girls who's parents wouldn't let them take anything where they could get hurt and I couldn't agree more. TKD in a real fight is laughably ineffective, along with most of the traditional martial arts. I'm not saying they dont have their place but combat sports and street fights are definitely not it.
It's not in the same league. it's true that traditional martial arts would not be much help to you on the street. however when taught along with boxing and ground fighting techniques, it can be. Suggesting that it's for preteen girls who don't want to get hurt is bullshit. Any sport where you can get punched or kicked in the head, you can get hurt.
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