How much time does a typical Hapkido class devote to kicking compared to TKD?

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  1. Axiom

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    He said that it depends on the TKD school if they punch/kick better, but apparently not the Judo one if they throw/grapple better.
     
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    Who did? You aren't making sense.

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    The user named Elder999 did.
     
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    But you didn't in the comment posted. That was why I was curious how it is that it only depended on the TKD school.
     
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    And?

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    He took your comment to mean that there are TKD schools that focus more than 50% of its training on hand techniques, which it didn't. The other quote is not even worth adressing, it's a speculative claim how things "might be" in some ultra traditional, old-school TKD dojang, not a definite claim.
     
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    Yes, it did. There's at least one, and there are many many more schools where poomsae techniques form the majority of the training.




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    Some obscure school located in South Korea? I know of no Chang Hon school focusing exclusively on forms. But maybe KKW is different.
     
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    Fun fact: The American TaeKwondo Association (ATA) reportedly dropped the Chang Hon forms because they deemed it had too little kicks in them, especially for the coloured belts patterns.
     
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    Wouldn't this suggest that a lot of it is the emphasis the school places that determines the strengths/weaknesses of the school? Since the curriculum could say 80% hands, but you focus on the 20% kicks, and that makes a TKD school like the one most of visualize as TKD. Or the school could focus on the 80% hands, and it would barely be recognizable as the same art.
     
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    Never said exclusively. Plenty of them in Europe.

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    If you saw me hit mitts, you would probably deduce that my club drills punches a lot. Well, it doesn't. I just have always had good, explosive hands.
     
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    Did you quote the wrong post? I'm failing to see how that relates
     
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    Emphasis does not necessarily determine a schools strength and weaknesses as it relates to the students proficiency. I was still however curious to know how Hapkido schools operate
     
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    I wasn't saying a students proficiency, I was saying what the school focuses on.

    But, I'm average, if a school spends more time kicks, the students will be better at kicking. If it spends more time on punches, the students will be better at punching. Ignoring anomalies.
     
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    I guess I'm the exception on the negative side as well, because I have trained in a TKD school with 90% time spent on kicking and I was just as bad at those types of extravagant kicks back then, as I am in my current school with 50% spent on kicks. And my static flexibility was equally poor.
     
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    What? if a school focuses more on punching, then what? What do you mean by weakness if not what is reflected in the students? How could a school be weak in and of itself? It's just an institution?
     
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    One student can be good at punches, while the majority of the school is not. If that's not a focus, that would mean the school is probably weak in that area. Not that the school is weak, but that part of it is weak.
     
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    Or that students who gravitate towards kicking and are less able with their hands join a kicking oriented school. It's a bit like natural selection, actually. It's the quality of the training that matters more than time spent, as long as it's not completley neglected.
     

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