- Aug 19, 2011
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Don't get me wrong, I love Taekwondo (Kukkiwon/World TKD), I used to train in TKD for 8 years on and off I have first degree black belt but sometime I wish their sparring style would change to alot like in video which was In 1998 Pro-TKD debuted on ESPN2. The event was held in Aspen, Colorado. Pro-TKD was a full contact, no gears, and modified Olympic Taekwondo style rules with a different point system. Does anyone else feel this way too? Sometime I feel maybe people at Kukkiwon could learn something from one of their cousin art "Kyokushin Karate" which used more kicks than other any karate styles (btw Mas Oyama born Choi Yeong-eu the founder was Korean. well, Zainichi Korean in fact.) that bring me to my 2nd question, I wonder what if early masters of Tkd took Goju Ryu Karate rather than Shotokan karate that seem share common with 9 kwans? I bet Taekwondo would be different now..maybe.