Back in my day (Pre-Olympic) real TKD it didn't need anything.... but I have been away for a very long time... did somebody lose part of it someplace
Firstly which TKD are we talking about:
Depends what you mean by "Complete". Complete for what or in what sense?
Many systems favor striking over grappling or vica versa or may be incomplete in that sense.
Many arts have sparring rules and if only sparring is concentrted on may be incomplete from a combat sense.
Many arts focus on no weapons or few weaposn and would be viewed as incomplete in that sense.
So, since TKD is primarily weaponless striking do we add:
More standup grappling
More ground grappling
Weapons ranging from a 4 inch Yawara / Kubotan stick increasing in inch increments for various Kali sticks thru 6 foot poles; and
Sai, Knives of variuous shapes and lengths, Tonfa, Kama, Nunchucks, 3 section staff, thrown projectiles, Whips, chains, Spears, Swords, Bow and arrow, crossbow, Guns of all types, How to apply and administer poison or toxic chemicals seperately or in conjunction with weapons.
Feel free to ad to the above list to make a "Complete" martial art.
I think TKD is complete as is. But I don't subscribe to the idea that it encompasses weapons, grappling, etc. It is a striking art.
Thanks, Miles. You're a good man and a great sport!
I'm asking this in the spirit of positive discussion with no ill intent at all to anyone: Would you consider your curriculum 'complete'?
How do I attach the curriculum as an attachment like Miles did. The posting rules say "May NOT post attachements."
What cross training do you believe in to make TKD complete?