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I'm actually envying you. I really would like to try it by myself, but there are no sanda clubs in my area. Smile

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Originally posted by Sarmat Sarmat wrote:

No, it's not practical.
 


Don't tell me we're going to have this debate again...Wink
Depends a lot on whether YOU'RE practical, mate.
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Well, the question was whether the specific MA is practical (presumably, compare to other MAs, right?) for real fighting.

So, I repeat, traditional Taekwondo is in the bottom on the list of MAs applicable to actual fighting situations.
 
Of course, a lot of things depend on a particular situation, but on the average, I do think my answer was accurate. Smile
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On average, you're quite correct...if I wanted to learn as fast and efficiently as possible to fight, I'd probably just take boxing, not Tae Kwan Do. Even better, Krav Maga or some other military system.
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Krav is super good;but you cant practice enough;for example you cant stab a person on the neck during the training. But in boxing;you can punch a sandbag,or even a real person. But seriously,stay away from taekwondo;its the most useless one. Most fights end up with an awkward wrestling so kicking is not enough. I advise you to consider jujutsu;I would go for that one if I could find one near me.
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Good observation Batu. I'm also sceptical about Krav-maga. Lack of sparring means a lot. And, honestly, it's very difficult if not impossible to use Krav-maga technique in a real life situation, unless you could practice it before.

I'm also kind of sceptical about the applicability of BJJ on the street. It could be indeed very helpful in one on one situation. But what if you're confronted by two and more opponents? Going to the ground with one of them could be fatal, the other guy will just kick you when you're doing the ground work.
 
I would prefer to know how to keep balance and avoid takedowns in the street fight, unless there is one opponent and terrain is "friendly" for the "par terre" wrestling. Smile
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Originally posted by Sarmat Sarmat wrote:

 
I would prefer to know how to keep balance and avoid takedowns in the street fight, unless there is one opponent and terrain is "friendly" for the "par terre" wrestling. Smile


Both lessons which, I've noticed, often are taught by less combative arts. It's amazing how fixated many less practical methods are on keeping your balance and your center low.

Even if there was one opponent, it's not always practical to go to ground if you can just stay upright and ready. In general, grappling or locking is more awkward and often more difficult than just keeping your hands up, moving, and wearing them down. And size means a lot more when grappling than it does in a kickboxing match.

Krav-Maga is actually pretty good--most military arts are, although I do prefer the idea of just understanding the basics of balance, mobility, and precision before messing around with more complex techniques.

@Batu: I hear you about kicks--but since they have much more power and reach than a hand strike, they're good if the opponent is distracted, disoriented, or (even better) clutching at their broken nose or other injury. A kick is best used to either keep your opponent at a distance, strike to the kneecap or shin as a deterrent, and as--shall we say---a "finishing move." Don't discount kicks--just accept that you have to pick the right situation to use them.
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