Ring Shape

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  1. mango.man

    mango.man 2nd Black Belt

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    Over the past year or so, I have seen more and more pictures out of Korea with rings like this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51937805@N08/4775505793/

    Is this a sign of things to come for the rest of us, once the Koreans have perfected fighting within such confines?
     
  2. terryl965

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    I believe so mango.man, I have seen a few fights in them as well and theyseem to be a better fit than the sqaure rings we use today.
     
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    It is more difficult to trap someone in a corner with these new ring shapes.
     
  4. Manny

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    Terry, why you think so? can you give us motre input?

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    It will be interesting indeed.
     
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    Manny it allows the fighter to move in that circlur motion and nobody can get cought in a corner, the few I have seen have been more engage in fighting than bouncing around. Just my observation.
     
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    I'll be interested to see if it affects matches in any significant way. I prefer the square rings because they reward the fighter who manages the ring to his/her advantage, if either can. I know sport TKD is not real-world, but I like the idea of the shape of the ring being part of the game. It's fun seeing a skilled fighter change the match by using the corners to his/her advantage.

    Carl
     
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    As a long time boxing fan this was my first thought. It certainly changes the strategy some I would think.
     
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    advantage for fighter with good movement123
     

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