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wingedMonkey
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Styles: Taekwondo, Mauy Thai, Kickboxing, modern Wushu, all forms of Kung Fu, Yang style Tai Chi, Baqua, Ground Fighting

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Kung Fu/Tae Kwon Do finally blending together. Reply with quote

I have trained consistently now my Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu for over two years now. That doesn't mean I haven't practiced each one individually for a long time though...but anyways, through those two years I was struggling constantly with both styles. But FINALLY my mind kind of realized how they fit together in the bigger picture.

Question: What do I do when I notice myself being in better shape than those in Kung Fu yet I find myself a way better fighter than those in Tae Kwon Do? Do I bring it up? or do I continue to practice and concentrate on keeping the art alive through myself...

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no, no poll, want to hear opinions, you guys are pretty good martial artists on this site spanning all different types of martial arts.
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isshinryu5toforever
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your practice of martial arts is your own. Every person is unique, and so their martial arts experience is unique.

You should ask yourself some things though. Even though you're in better shape than people in kungfu are you as good at everything else? Are you as good at sparring, forms, and the other exercises they do? What about weapons?

In TKD, what do you mean you're a better fighter? By whose rules? Are you a better puncher, or are you actually better by TKD rules? That's something to consider. Even if you are superior in all ways, it isn't something to bring up, because there's someone else out there that is better than you. There always is.

As far as keeping the art alive, there are millions of other people that are doing that. Trust me.
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wingedMonkey
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, for the better shape than kung fu I meant as endurance, they tend to get tired faster. But they are better at weapons and other forms than me. With TKD i'm better at i guess real street fighting or iron body type of stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're finding yourself better, then congrats. I'd just leave it at that. If you feel you are that much more dominant in TKD, then work on things you don't feel as comfortable with to make it challenging for yourself.
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isshinryu5toforever
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wingedMonkey wrote:
Yeah, for the better shape than kung fu I meant as endurance, they tend to get tired faster. But they are better at weapons and other forms than me. With TKD i'm better at i guess real street fighting or iron body type of stuff.


So, you're better at the stuff in TKD that Kungfu covers and the stuff in Kungfu that TKD covers. There is no iron body in TKD, and many, many kung fu schools focus on forms and iron body, but not athletic conditioning the way TKD does. That's especially true if it's a WTF TKD school, because they do a ton of cardio for their 3 3-minute round system. Shouldn't you expect that to happen if you're training in both?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the entire focus of your training should be to be better conditioned then those you train with, and be a better fighter than those around you. this isn't the pinnacle of your training, it's just the beginning of a new level of training you should be rededicating yourself to.
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