I devote this thread to Terry :wavey: Okay, TKD...the art that can be both a sport and a self defense art. If you train in TKD as a sport (or as a hobby, exercise, social outlet etc) what do you like about it? What is your favorite aspect of training? What would you like to see change? And what are your personal goals? If you train in TKD as a means of self defense, the same questions as above apply. Here's my take. I train/teach purely for self defense. Although we call our art Kong Soo Do we also consider it old school TKD mixed with Hapkido (and some other stuff). I like the fact that you can take the forms (we still call them kata) and find a veritable gold mine of self defense principle (hoshinsul or we simply use bunkai). I like that you can take TKD (or KSD or TSD) and easily incorporate locks, throws, chokes, escapes, cavity pressing etc into the training like a hand in a glove. I'd like to see more of a division between sport and street. Not to put one above the other, but rather so the student knows precisely what they are training in and that it is viable for their personal goal(s). My personal goals are to continue to train and teach.