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2/14/06 12:06 AM
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oblongo
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What are the differences? Which is (if even relatively) better for self-defense?
2/14/06 12:08 AM
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LittleBoy
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i'd go with tang soo do, less people know anything about it, so you may get mocked less . . . maybe
2/14/06 12:09 AM
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Don't listen to the BJJ nut riding clowns... Both are fine...traditional TKD is a fine Martial Art that would KO most of the wrassle buddies in here b4 they knew what happened
2/14/06 12:19 AM
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I thought Tang Soo Do was a "form" or "type" of Tae Kwon Do, as say Shotokan is a "type" of Karate.
2/14/06 12:23 AM
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Chuck Norris does Tang Soo Do ...... Wait I've said too much .... Tell my family I LOVE THEM!!! **Hears round house kick coming and knows it's too late**
2/14/06 12:30 AM
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No, Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do are distinct arts. GM Hwang Kee fought hard to keep Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) from being absorbed by the government of Korea, which wanted to unify their martial arts. Tang Soo Do balances kicking and punching more than Tae Kwon Do and, generally, uses hips (hu ri) for stronger kicks.
2/14/06 12:58 AM
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What does Soo Bahk Do translate to? I thought soo-bahk was a watermelon.
2/14/06 1:01 AM
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LOL.
2/14/06 1:12 AM
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lol...now how in the world did you know THAT, Xtina? lol... (when it's one word, it's watermelon)
2/14/06 1:13 AM
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Don't listen to the BJJ nut riding clowns... Yeah don't listen to us,just tap when you feel like it hurts.You don't have to listen to any bjj nutriders cause it's proven time and time again.We don't have to talk about how we could do this or could do that .But lets talk about how maybe you could pull of a jump spinning roundhouse kick on somebody and KTFO.MAYBE.......
2/14/06 1:13 AM
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When it's two words it's "hand strike way" or, as I personally enjoy translating it, "The way of the injurious hand". ;)
2/14/06 2:22 AM
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"traditional TKD is a fine Martial Art that would KO most of the wrassle buddies in here b4 they knew what happened" You wish.
2/14/06 3:15 AM
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way of the watermelon sounds so much more appealing. I prefer Poh Doh Do myself.
2/14/06 3:21 AM
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what about mahn doo doh
2/14/06 3:23 AM
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PeterIrl
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LOL@the KKM's making fun of anything. Wash the mud off your faces first girls...
2/14/06 3:25 AM
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Mahn Doo Do is a great compliment to Tuhk Guk Do.
2/14/06 6:14 AM
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I would take tang su yuk over tang su do any day of the week. BTW: When Coreans read the Chinese Characters for the Japanese "Karate-Do" it is pronounced "Tang Su Do." As far as I know, Tang Su Do is nothing more than Japanese Karate imported during the colonial period (1910-1945). I am sure that die-hard nationalist Tang Su Do practioners would disagree, but it is hard to argue because they use the EXACT same Chinese characters as the Japanese. fos
2/14/06 6:15 AM
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BTW: If you cross-train in both Tang Su Yuk and Jjajang Myeon, you'll be nigh invincible (your only weakness would be high cholesterol.) fos
2/14/06 8:06 AM
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FOS is correct. Tang Soo translates to 'T'ang Hand' (like T'ang dynasty-China). It is basically Shorin-Ryu Karate. Look closely at the forms, they are the same. That being said, I would choose the school that does more sparring and real fighting, but I would certainly lean more toward the Tang Soo Do. There's an old school TSD guy here in Trenton who is legendary for some of his 'altercations'. Seems like a great style if combined with a little boxing.
2/14/06 12:07 PM
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"Seems like a great style if combined with a little boxing." Sounds like you're talking about me. ;) btw, with regard to the forms, there are many classic forms that are existent in other systems: Kang Sang Koon, Ro Hi, Sip Soo, Nai Han Chi, Pyung Ahn (Pinan or Heian), but some of the core forms are unique to Tang Soo Do. The chil sung forms and Yuk Ro forms were created by GM Hwang Kee, and stress chinese style movements over the Okanawan Pyung Ahn movements. One must understand the history of the Korean Peninsula to understand why they're so loath to call their style "Japanese", even though it is heavily steeped in Japanese. Around 1905 the Japanese anexed Korea, and actually attempted to wipe out completely Korean culture and martial arts. It wasn't until 1945 that the Japanese left Korea, and a new wave of nationalism began to spread. Imagine, after being occupied for 40 years, how unacceptable it would be to put up a sign saying, "Japanese Karate". You'd have your dojang burned down.
2/14/06 12:42 PM
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I thought Karate was Okinawan, not Japanese. Or is that like saying Hawaiian, not American. Robin.
2/14/06 2:05 PM
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It was adopted, popularized and spread by the Japanese. The okinawans developed weapons and fighting through Chinese influences when the Japanese disarmed them in the mid to late 1800's.
2/26/06 2:37 PM
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Both TKD and Tang Soo Do are derived from Japanese karate. Taekkyon is the indigenous Korean martial art.
3/2/06 9:20 PM
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''Jjajang Myeon'' fear the style of the deadly sea cumcumber, which can vomit its intestine at you. FOS, actually i believe that most karate schools were called, ''kong soo do'' at the time.
4/12/06 4:01 PM
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Taekkyon is better then both

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