- Oct 13, 2006
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Tez3....Why would I have to prove anything to you!!!!
And why would I apologize to anyone on this BBS!!!!!!!! It appears that you have the same opinion!!!! Olympic Sport TKD Sucks !!!!! They can't fight!!!!!! It is very hard to tell the difference between posts....I don't disparage what you do I very much admire all the martial arts....I admire the SD aspect and the sport aspect of martial arts...I much prefer the Self Defense aspects of Martial Arts....My kids do sport tkd and I have become a fan...
You may not disparage what I do but plenty of people do because they think what I do is the Olympic TKD.
ATC, so it's alright because it's on the British Olympic site? The WTF web address is also on the same page so I assume they approve of what was written. As I've said a few times now British perception of Olympic TKD and TKD as a whole has been badly damaged by the goings on at the Olympics. It seems that the British competitors who were in Beijing may not even be looking to compete in London, their home crowd, because of what went on there. Confidence in it as a sport has been damaged, it's not as though it was just one incident, there were many.
This is the kick that left the Chinese girls mouth cut and bruised but the judges 'missed.
"As a capacity crowd at the Beijing science and technology gym deliriously celebrated their heroines win, tearful Stevenson was inconsolable."
Yes it was overturned and oh the criticism of the British team for that! They went against an agreement seemingly that TKD don't question the judging but this was the second British competitor to have had this happen and enough was enough the British team spoke up and have been damned for it but they were doing the right thing. It didn't only happen to the British either, even the commentators here who weren't MA could see things were wrong.
Sorry no, for many things Olympic TKD has lost all credibility with the public as well as many martial artists. We could perhaps overlook the 'dancing' but to have it described as SD and the 'total' art and then have crorrupt judging is too much. TKD is a great art with great people doing it but this does them a huge disservice.