As you may know from reading this blog – I do Kenpo… I used to do other Japanese styles but I’ve never been to a Taekwondo tournament. My only exposure has been the Olympics. If you have read my comments back then – you know how I feel about kicking at the expense of punches.
I found this video and I could not believe it. First watch the video and then I’ll tell you what I think. Hint – I cannot believe this is a real video showing good moves.
All I can say is I am speechless. If this was a board breaking competition I would have expected to see the board walk up to the breaker and then just stand there and let him (the board) be broken. That is what happened in this video!
Ok – a real evaluation. If this video is not a joke – I am to believe in Taekwondo the practitioners walk right up to the other guy and don’t cover up, don’t punch, and let the other guy have a free shot to the head… I am flabbergasted. I don’t see how this made it to the Olympics.
So as I watch this video I can see how to do everything wrong. First off critical distance. They stand in punching distance (not even kicking distance) and do not punch or cover up. Then they launch this barrage of kicks like they are in the dojo fighting a punching bag (you know – no worries about getting kicked back).
Then when one of them get in a lucky kick (they are spinning inside the punching range – this should not work) – they are happy about it. I mean a comedy of errors some how worked because they fought another guy that did not now how to fight!
So please watch this video of what not to do if you are fighting… never mind bragging about it… courtesy of MySelfDefenseBlog on this pre-holiday weekend!