| | Re: how to make taekwondo effective
Originally Posted by Toxic
combine it with other things. TKD is a good way to make your thai kicks less round. You can bring them straight up instead, tkd style, but turn them over like muay thai when you hit your target area. This way, it's a faster kick, harder to see, and it can sneak up under the arm and strike the ribcage easier.
This is a good analysis, I am solely a TKD guy I've trained for years in it and I know its flaws, lots of people will knock traditional MAs like karate, kung fu, Taekwondo and Aikido simply because they are not MMA. Mixing up martial arts is good because you are not constricted to one style, you can mix it up a bit, be the best fighter you can be. Regardless of whether your with an ITF or WTF club, you need to join a boxing club too, Taekwondo fails at teaching boxing, I myself even though I am a huge huge fan of TKD know that we punch, we do not box lol
My advice is, if your into competition sparring, stick solely to TKD training because Hooks, knee/thigh kicks and takedowns are banned usually, but if your looking into self defence/Mixed style competition sparring you need to incorporate several different MAs.
Hope I helped, rep up and if you need anything more do PM I will be happy to answer any questions