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Old 10-03-2010, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you have anywhere you could do kickboxing? The guy who trains me started out in TKD and he'll be the first to tell you it is ineffective in fighting.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I haven't seen one around, I googled it, still cannot find one. So no kickboxing, no muay thai, but the karate place teaches SOME Muay Thai, Karate, Aikido, TKD, and Hapkido so I thought the dojo where I saw that was good.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I haven't seen one around, I googled it, still cannot find one. So no kickboxing, no muay thai, but the karate place teaches SOME Muay Thai, Karate, Aikido, TKD, and Hapkido so I thought the dojo where I saw that was good.
I took Aikido off and on for 4 years and found some of it useful. It sounds like you might get individual techniques out of this place, and develop a starting base to work from for the future.

Whether its functional or not, I don't know. How much, and what type of contact is involved? What I mean is this.. Is there full contact sparring involved where you hit each other? In ground work/submissions are you tapping each other out in a random fluid environment that would occur in say a wrestling match?

If the answer is no then I would say you are approaching McDojo status. The contact doesn't have to be hard or brutal, but what you learn has to be practiced in a realistic manner to be functional.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Now I am still a new guy here so take what I say how ever you like.

I have to agree with spreading yourself a little thin. Most fighters find 2 or 3 things they are really good at and use strategy to make sure those are the major players in a fight. It also sounds like you are in High School, so you have tons of time to get good, but also a life time to live with any injury you get during training.

As for what I would do? I would talk to the respective trainers from each of the schools. I take Taekwondo, but my instructors also know I want practical sparring. So they don't train me in the one hand down / one hand up method they use to teach their TKD world champions and state champions. I go into sparring night with both hands up. They tend to pair me up with people with the similar training ideas. We don't point and stop, we fight for set times then take a break. Of course some rules are not practical, but we keep with them due to safety. No one wants to have their knee destroyed by a properly executed kick to the knee. My instructor also throws a little BJJ into the training, but not alot as while they have the proper level belt to train it they don't have their training cert.

End result, talk to the instructors of everything that is available. Tell them your short term goals as well as your long term goals. Then listen! (That is the hard part!) Pick one that has an instructor you like as well as the ability to make you better. Picking the right training is one thing, but if you don't like your instructor or the training methods it becomes easier to make excuses as to why you don't need to go to class today.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I knew I would get somebody saying drop tkd, but still I do not have a muay thai place near my house so what is an alternative?
I would almost never recomend that someone keep TKD as thier style if they plan to compete BUT the biggest problem with TKD-stylists is they arn't used to the contact of punches to the face. If you are in Boxing that wont be a problem for you, so considering you don't have a KickBoxing or MThai place handy and you are getting used to contact from Boxing I'd say TKD can be a somewhat useful addition toyour training and you could keep it.
However, if it's really pricy or is cutting into your learning of the other styles that are much more common in the Cage then I'd say to drop it and just focus on your Hands as your Striking Offence for now.
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Gotta agree here. We have few guys (including the gym owner) with 2nd to 4th degree black belts that use maybe 1-2% of their TKD training. I've been training for just over 2 yrs and can hold my own standing with a 3rd dan in full sparring. He's 20 something. I'm 44. Needless to say I'm not that impressed so far with TKD. Sorry if I step on any toes, this has just been my experience.
i second this. The best (most usable) striking i have ever trained is muay thai. tkd will have you learning ridiculous kicks like tornado kick that not even jon jones would dream of throwing. muay thai uses much more practical striking.
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For those disregarding TKD as a ineffective style, look to Cung Le's fights. He uses alot of TKD in his fights and he is very effective with it. You just have to realize that mixing it up instead of sticking to one discipline is the way to go.

So in my opinion, i would say go ahead and stick with the TKD as it is effective it just isnt used as much in MMA or isnt used correctly so people are quick to say it is ineffective.
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For those disregarding TKD as a ineffective style, look to Cung Le's fights. He uses alot of TKD in his fights and he is very effective with it. You just have to realize that mixing it up instead of sticking to one discipline is the way to go.

So in my opinion, i would say go ahead and stick with the TKD as it is effective it just isnt used as much in MMA or isnt used correctly so people are quick to say it is ineffective.
pointing to one or two examples is insufficent, you need a fair number of people using the style otherwise it's more about THEM then the STYLE itself being useful.
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Straight kicks and side kicks don't work in MMA.
Round kicks work, knees work, boxing works.

Skip TKD and do Muay Thai.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Could anyone help me with input on my style. I want people who actually do martial arts not internet talkers. My standup is Boxing(For Punching+Tae Kwon Do (For Kicking)+ A little Muay Thai (Clinching, Knees, and Elbows. My ground game is Wrestling+ Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. I was thinking about adding Sambo to it if I can find a good place that teaches it.
you cant find a good sambo place in the US. ive tried ><

cut all ties from TKD, its nothing but shit. when you look for a gym look for people to be teaching/training there that have the skill, abilities and accomplishments you want to have.
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