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Taekwondo technique ends street fight by KO

A lot of people still think that the Korean martial art of Taekwondo is useless for self defense. The martial art is usually known for its kicks. Most of the time...
Taekwondo technique ends street fight by KO

Taekwondo technique ends street fight by KO

A lot of people still think that the Korean martial art of Taekwondo is useless. The martial art is usually known for its kicks. Most of the time, the kicks look much flashier than they do practical. Tae Kwon Do schools would promote themselves with these bombastic demonstrations of kids doing spinning 360 and 520 kicks. They would jump over other kids and break boards with these fancy kicks. But sometimes, just a simple kick within their repertoire be all that's needed in a fight. In this case, a simple round house kick did the trick.

Here we find two people squaring off in the streets. Not much happens in short video at all. There isn’t even a single punch that lands between the two. All we see are two people where one has his hands down (the kicker) and one taunting the other with his left hand closed fisted and pointing towards the other.

Things begin when the two get uncomfortably close to each other. The sleeveless fighter throws a left front kick which stabs the jacketed fighter in the stomach. As the jacketed opponent starts to move backwards, the sleeveless fighter preps himself for the final blow.

TaeKwonDo knockout in a street fight

He quickly throws a right roundhouse kick that lands perfectly knocking down the jacketed fighter to the ground. You can see that him roll in agony. The sleeveless kicker looked like he was going to follow up on his attack. But the people surrounding the two quickly stopped him.

It was a good thing that it was stopped. His jacketed opponent was in no condition to protect himself.

This teaches you a lesson. A martial art like Taekwondo may still be rooted in is traditional form with its traditional classes and traditional garb (called a dobok in Korean). But anyone who’s trained in the art is a much more dangerous opponent than one who is not.

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Clyde Erwin Barretto is an emphatic obsessed fan of mixed martial arts, combat sports and body movement. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeBarretto.

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