Judo or Taekwondo for best self defense?

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  1. Kung Fu Wang

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    How do you test your MA skill in SD?

    If you have not taken your opponent down 100 times with your "single leg", how will you know that your "single leg" will have a good chance to take someone down the 101 time?

    The throwing art training is only the starting point. It's not the ending point. The ending point is the kick, punch, lock, throw, ground game integration.
     
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    It is, but that's not much to do with the technical timing of the technique (technically) - which is what I think KFW is talking about.
     
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    Macedonia. There are good fighters but past their prime and usually don't train other people and don't compete. There are also some very good kickboxers and mma fighters that are very skilled, but don't participate in competitions anymore (and are gym teachers). Also there is very good sanda (sanshou) teacher and a judo teacher that are best in our country if we talk about sport martial arts; it's what I know. Other than that, other combat sport teachers are not so good or not so well known (I don't have information on their level of martial skill). We have a few very good self defense teachers that teach martial arts or combat systems, but not for competitions. In my country, overall skill isn't high when it comes down to martial arts, although there are few teachers that are exceptions.
     
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    If you throw 100 opponents with one technique, does it mean that you can throw your next opponent? Not all techniques work on all people in the way we are taught, that's why we reshape a technique and do it our way if it works for us. There aren't two masters that do one technique in the same way (even if it's copy from one another, there will be slight difference).

    As for the second bold, I totally agree with you.
     
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    Before I took my TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language), I had spent 3 months to test over 100 different old TOEFL exams on my own. I could tell that my score was getting better and better every time. During the final testing day, Some questions when I saw the first few words, I could already come out the correct answer.

    Question such as:

    - Telephone book, book of telephone, telephone's book, ...
    - If I had had, I would have had ...
    - boulevard (this word appear in almost every test).
    - ...

    MA training is the same. The more that you can test on different opponents, the better that you will become.
     
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