Originally Posted by TheNegation
Thats not what I mean. Take mefor example. Ihavehad boxing classes. I can box, and do, in fights.
But I wouldnever call myselfaboxer, cos I train primarily in submission wrestling and muay thai. I did boxing to improve my boxing, but jus cos I throw punches doesn't make me a boxer.
Just as taking a couple techniques from TKD and using other styles when you fight more often than your TKD arsenal means you are not representing TKD.
I will concede to that point. Though, personally, I credit every style that I've practiced -- as it has done something for me. This is also because I feel like I use what I've learned in different styles in equal frequency. I use footwork and striking from TKD and boxing as I use judo and kickboxing for clinch work, and judo + submission wrestling on the ground.