Originally Posted by Sandman205
Hey guys what up? I have a friend who has been training TKD for about 8 months now. He keeps on nagging me for a sparring session and stuff and I keep on declining because he might kick my ass. I have been involved in boxing before for about 2 years and going to start training a Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai combination.
How would my JJ and MT stack up to his TKD??? I am planning to take him on in 5 months time. Any tips???
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To be honest I think your 2 years of boxing would be enough to out-do his 8 months of TKD. TKD is very heavy with its kicks, and as long as that doesn't throw off your rhythm too much, he probably wont have a great answer for you punching skills.
After training Muay Thai for awhile, brushing up on your kicks, checks, etc. I think you'll easily out match him unless he's some striking phenom.
I don't want to start anything, and I respect all martial arts. But I'd put both boxing, and Muay Thai above TKD on my the list of most effective martial arts.
Also, I'm assuming you meant Japanese Jiu Jitsu and not Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While JJJ incorporates quite a lot of standup, the majority of it is joint lock based. You probably won't be utilizing it that heavily in a sparring session, assuming you're just striking.