Re: The effectiveness of Tae Kwon Do in self defense...
Welcome to Martial Talk. The problem with sport training in general is that you are training like VS like and they are not training for effectiveness against cheating. I was training in a TKD school once and one of the junior black belts was besting me with his kicks so I naturaly rushed him. We both went to the ground and he was furious. He kept yelling that, " That is how people get hurt!" and I'm like, "Yeah, that is how people get hurt."
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