was Green Belt, didnt do any tae kwon do competitions, i was training for a kick boxing fight, but that didnt end up happening.... my school taught a lot of stuff like bo staff, katanas, all kinds of stuff, other stuff i dont know the names to, like when you were a more advanced student at a certain belt level... i think they started everyone at the bo though. I dont think that is strict tae kwon do, but there are a number of schools out there that teach that, but not all.
ok. I have 2 clubs near me and they're both strict. its nothing to do with our school, they don't really know what it is. but ours are strict and care about what you do in school etc and how your education goes
Tae Kwon Do is punches and kicks, mostly kicks....anything else i think is outside of true tae kwon do. Our school's master was pretty big into jeet kun do for a while so we learned stuff from all over, including japanese weapons, as well as disarming knives, as well as disarming a pistol, as well as joint breaks and grappling usually taught in ju jitsu as well as a bunch of other shit....
i used to spar like all the time, there was a time where i training alot and i sparred like an hour or two a day, everyday...it was baddass. I did twenty rounds in the ring once....it was brutal, i was in hella good shape back then, i need to get back into that shit.
i would sword spar with my friends but since school has started we dont really have much time anymore...also it doesnt really help that my boken and kendo are starting to show major signs of wear and tear.>_<
i would love to do martial arts with sword or something. taekwondo doesn't really use weaponds, its more of a foot and hand combat. its real fun and all but if you think about it, if someone comes up to you on the streets with a stick or metal or something like that then you're really not going to get out of that one easy are you. thats why i think they should bring in weapons and teach them to the older and mature teenagers etc
Do they not have unarmed against weapons techniques in TKD. The ones we use basically involve you getting as close to the assailant as possible, this will not only surprise your attacker but it also takes the energy out of their attack.
Quite simple in principle but I found it took a bit of getting used to the idea of moving in to a weapon attack rather than away from it.
Aikido utilises these sorts of techniques quite a lot.
no we don't use any sort of weapon where i practice taekwondo. like for tournaments you can hit each other but thats only with your hands and feet. we occationly get a fake knife to muck around with or stuff buts thats as far as we go. one of our instructors does karate as well and well that beathing stuff is as boring as hell, so we normally go round the back and do our own stuff.