Video of tkd competition :)
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of course this is a sporting contest
but what stood out for me was
complete absence of striking,,
with arms hanging loose like
floppy dolls, not actively defending
or counterattacking or striking..
one could make this observation about
judo, for example, which of course
does not negate the benefits of judo..
judo waza can be used within small spaces
and at close contact, which is where most
attacks begin.. in karate from which tkd
derives, all those high kicks from kicking
range are entry points for close contact,
and for takedowns and counter attacks
to the vulnerable standing leg..
our reflexive defense responses
must be conditioned by how we train
and what we do repeatedly..
aside from the few kicking techniques
demonstrated on the video, this absence
of other martial arts responses such as
blocking, sweeping, taking down, throwing
or any, techniques using arms, elbows,
fists or hands is what stood out for me..
I've seen it. Good job. Really
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