- Nov 7, 2007
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No, I would say they resemble (quite closely...) straight to the point Tae Kwon Do techniques. That would be because they ARE Tae Kwon Do techniques. That would be why they're in the Tae Kwon Do forms... The connection you're attempting to make is backwards. The Krav stuff you're talking about resembles Tae Kwon Do. Not the other way around.
If that link is missing, the lack lies in the student or the instructor. Because in case you missed it, those techniques ARE Tae Kwon Do.
To muddy things up, Krav Maga has a link to hapkido. The founder of KM supposedly participated in HKD training offered in the middle east by a company headed by a Korean hapkidoist.
And there definitely has been some cross-pollination between HKD and TKD with some TKD styles having a stronger connection than others. It's not surprising to see that a TKD practitioner might find some commonality between his art and Krav. But I agree it's circuitous to go through Krav for better understanding of poomsae applications. If the people who actually created those forms say that they were not meant to have practical applications, why fight an uphill battle? Just my own opinion - I know others feel differently.