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10 Second Knock Downs

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Mon 5th May 2008 11:27
Mr Snow

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And they say our art is agressive - YikesEmbarrassed
 
Is Tae Kwon Do more agressive then boxing? I don't think so.... what you think?
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hmm, more aggressive? I think thats down to the competitors and more importantly the umpire. Personally I think aggression has no place in Taekwon-Do. We are a much more dynamic sport where skill and speed with hands AND feet are the order of the day.

On another note, I am in favour of a 10 second count for any knocked down opponent, giving somebody 1 minute to recuperate after a good blow is a bit of a nonesense. There is a grey area regarding the contact in Taekwon-Do. As per the rules it states that each technique to be scored must have 'power' - and in the next paragraph Full contact will have a competitior disqualified! How can the difference between a powerful shot and a full contact shot be defined? Especially by a centre referee.
Take for example, the classic 360 turning kick, to throw this properly will result in it being a full contact shot - I've seen people throw this and knock their opponents down, and then winning because of it. Massive grey area there to be honest. Made even worse by the fact that the highly dangerous dip foam gloves have to be used. All other groups allow the 10oz closed light contact glove.

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We use two ranges 'Discipline and Top Ten both closed thingers' I was recently told Top Ten are not allowed in ITF which threw me totally as I have seen them used many times in ITF. Is this rubbish or true?
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Seems the ITF prefer the open finger dipped foam type now. Top Ten closed finger light contact glove were always the norm. Thing is the Top Ten closed finger are proper light contact gloves. The Dipped Foam open fingers are actually semi-contact stop start point fighting gloves.
Any clip of previous ITF championships will show the competitors wearing Top Ten style closed fingers. I hope the T.C re-think this.

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