This can't be real TKD...they are using their hands. According to a lot of people, TKD is only kicking and is ineffective as a real type of defense. (please note: no sarcasm icon is available to tag with this message).
Never mind them doing something silly like 'using their hands (The fools. Pfft)', They also seem to be trying to do Low Kicks, and Blocks, instead of keeping all Kicks High Section, and never Blocking because Blocking is dumb.This can't be real TKD...they are using their hands. According to a lot of people, TKD is only kicking and is ineffective as a real type of defense. (please note: no sarcasm icon is available to tag with this message).
I will point out that his Flag is upside down.
I liked his adaption of the hook kick, making it less circular and more linear. To me, it looked like he could use it effectively (i.e., landing a hit to the face).
Well, taekwondo as it is now does not have much ground work. But just like everything else, arts must evolve. You can stay true to yourself for example yet still add on some more desirable character traits. Same with the arts I say.
It does have sweeps though. And with sweeps comes some kid of ground work.
I could start with how the Kukkiwon doesn't teach anything but I know what you mean.
Grappling is not part of the KKW curriculum.
Would they not force curriculum to some degree? For example, what poomsae to teach. I was under the impression that these days it was taegeks only, or can you teach anything you wish?What I said was, "Taekwondo has never had any more grappling than it does now" which is accurate. Cyracius mentioned something else about grappling and I pointed out it had still always been there. Lots of KKW schools have taught grappling for years, it's not some long lost art.
That does not mean the KKW outlines any grappling as curriculum.
Rhe Kukkiwon has suggested curriculum and monitors Dan ranks. That is all they do. They don't enforce any rules or any curriculum.